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Troy Mursch of Bad Packets Report has been featured, mentioned, or cited in the following  publications.


CTV News l ogo

CTV News  Raising The Alarm About Cryptojacking

I spoke with CTV’s Scott Laurie and shared the basics of cryptojacking. What it is, how it happens, and how to prevent it.


The Wall Street Journal.

The Wall Street Journal – Your Computer May Be Making Bitcoin​ for Hackers


Washington Post

The Washington Post – Hackers have turned Politifact’s website into a trap for your PC

The Washington Post – wants to use your PC to mine cryptocurrency


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Krebs on Security – Website Flaw Let True Health Diagnostics Users View All Medical Records

Krebs on Security – Who and What Is Coinhive?


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Ars Technica  – Now even YouTube serves ads with CPU-draining cryptocurrency miners

Ars Technica  – Thousands of servers found leaking 750MB worth of passwords and keys


Fortune logo

Fortune – Popular Google Chrome Extension Caught Mining Cryptocurrency on Thousands of Computers


WIRED Magazine

WIREDYour Browser Could Be Mining Cryptocurrency For a Stranger


The Telegraph

The Telegraph – Cryptojacking: The hackers mining digital currencies from your computer


BBC logo

BBC – Salon magazine mines crypto-cash with readers’ PCs


CBC News

CBC News‘Cryptojacking’ hacker trend turns Canadians into cryptocurrency miners


The Register

The Register – CBS’s Showtime caught mining crypto-coins in viewers’ web browsers

The Register – Real Mad-quid: Murky cryptojacking menace that smacked Ronaldo site grows

The RegisterMore and more websites are mining crypto-coins in your browser to pay their bills, line pockets

The Register – Pulitzer-winning website Politifact hacked to mine crypto-coins in browsers

The RegisterMirai, Mirai, pwn them all, who’s the greatest botnet on the whole?

The Register – What do Vegas hookers, Colombian government, and 30,000 other sites have in common? Crypto-jacking miners

The Register – Crypto-jackers enlist Google Tag Manager to smuggle alt-coin miners

The Register – Guys, you’re killing us! LA Times homicide site hacked to mine crypto-coins on netizens’ PCs

The Register – Opt-in cryptomining script Coinhive ‘barely used’ say researchers

The Register – Cluster-f*ck! Etcd DBs spaff passwords, cloud keys to world by default


PC Mag

PC Magazine – Political Fact-Checking Site Hacked to Mine Cryptocurrency

PC MagazineCoinhive Tries to Appease Critics With Opt-in Crypto Miner

PC MagazineWhy Hackers Love Cryptocurrency Miner Coinhive

PC MagazineChrome Extension Hacked to Secretly Mine Cryptocurrency

PC MagazineCryptocurrency Miner invades 4,000 Sites Via Third-Party Tool

PC MagazineCan Cryptocurrency Mining Save The Media Industry?


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International Business Times UK – Hackers covertly hide code on Politifact to hijack your PC, secretly mine cryptocurrencies

International Business Times UK – Popular Chrome extension with over 105,000 users found secretly mining cryptocurrency

International Business Times UK – Salon to readers: Let us use your PC to mine cryptocurrency in exchange for an ad-free website


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Threatpost – Cryptojacking Attack Found on Los Angeles Times Website

Threatpost – Ad Network Circumvents Ad-Blocking Tools To Run In-Browser Cryptojacker Scripts

Threatpost – Rarog Trojan ‘Easy Entry’ For New Cryptomining Crooks, Report Warns


Bleeping Computer

Bleeping Computer – The Internet Is Rife With In-Browser Miners and It’s Getting Worse Each Day

Bleeping Computer – Cryptojacking Craze: Malwarebytes Says It Blocks 8 Million Requests per Day

Bleeping Computer – Cookie Consent Script Drops In-Browser Cryptocurrency Miner

Bleeping Computer – Cryptojacking Script Found in Live Help Widget, Impacts Around 1,500 Sites

Bleeping Computer – Mirai Activity Picks up Once More After Publication of PoC Exploit Code

Bleeping Computer – Cryptojackers Found on Starbucks WiFi Network, GitHub, Pirate Streaming Sites

Bleeping Computer – Chrome Extension with 100,000 Users Caught Pushing Cryptocurrency Miner

Bleeping Computer – Using the Chrome Task Manager to Find In-Browser Miners

Bleeping Computer – Firefox Working on Protection Against In-Browser Cryptojacking Scripts


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Newsweek en Español – SEP, UNAM y la Liga MX, fueron intervenidas para generar dinero con un código malicioso (SEP, UNAM and Liga MX, were intervened to generate money with a malicious code)


La Stampa

La Stampa – Truffe, crimini e ricatti online: dove nascono, come funzionano e perché sono difficili da fermare (Scams, crimes and blackmail online: where they are born, how they work and why they are difficult to stop)

La StampaQualcuno potrebbe minare criptovalute col tuo browser, ecco come funziona il fenomeno (Someone could Mine cryptocurrencies with your browser, here’s how the phenomenon works)


TechRepublic logo

TechRepublic – L.A. Times website injected with Monero cryptocurrency mining script


The Next Web

The Next Web – CBS’s Showtime caught secretly stealing visitors’ CPU power to mine cryptocurrency

The Next Web – Researcher finds 50,000 sites infected with cryptocurrency mining malware


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Tripwire – LA Times homicide website throttles cryptojacking attack


Infosecurity Mag logo

Infosecurity Magazine – LA Times Hit with Crypto-Mining Software


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BankInfoSecurity – Cryptojacking: Mitigating the Impact


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Naked Security – Unsecured AWS led to cryptojacking attack on LA Times

Naked Security – Shodan and passwords sitting in a tree, S-H-O-W-I-N-G!


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Liftr News – Report: Cryptojacking Trend Hits LA Times


DarkReading logo

Dark Reading – Cryptojacking Threat Continues to Rise


New Scientist logo

New Scientist – You may be making cryptocurrency for hackers without realising


Techdirt logo

Techdirt – Covert Cryptocurrency Miners Quickly Become A Major Problem

Techdirt – Cryptocurrency Mining Company Coinhive Shocked To Learn Its Product Is Being Abused


Business Insider logo

Business Insider – If your computer has slowed, you might be mining crypto coins for someone else — here’s how to stop it


CSO logo

CSO – What is cryptojacking? How to prevent, detect, and recover from it

CSO – How to detect and prevent crypto mining malware


ZDNet logo

ZDNet – Thousands of etcd installs are leaking secret server keys online


WeLiveSecurity logo

WeLiveSecurity – US and UK government websites hijacked to mine cryptocurrency on visitors’ machines


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Mashable – Chrome extension is secretly mining cryptocurrency


Motherboard logo

Motherboard – ‘One of the Biggest’ Coinhive Users Made $7.69 In 3 Months


TechTarget logo

TechTarget – New cloud threats as attackers embrace the power of cloud



HackRead – After The Pirate Bay, Showtime Websites Also Found Mining Cryptocoins

HackRead – Chrome Extension with 105,000 installs is a Cryptocurrency Miner

HackRead – Hackers are using YouTube Ads to Mine Monero Cryptocurrency

HackRead – LA Times website hacked to mine Monero cryptocurrency


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SmarterMSP – Threat Watch: Cryptojacking


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Tom’s Hardware – Showtime Uses Online Viewers’ CPUs To Mine Cryptocurrency

Tom’s Hardware – The Rise Of Cryptojacking And How To Stop It


Gizmodo en Español logo

Gizmodo en Español‏ – Es una plaga: Movistar infecta “por error” su propia web para minar criptomonedas a través de sus usuarios (It’s a plague: Movistar infects  its own website “by mistake” to mine cryptocurrencies through its users)



CriptoNoticias – “No hay que tomarse los mineros web a la ligera” asegura Troy Mursch, investigador de ciberseguridad  (We shouldn’t take web miners lightly,” says Troy Mursch, cybersecurity researcher.)

CriptoNoticias – Página web de Movistar España minaba monero de sus usuarios con Coinhive (Movistar Spain web page mines Monero from its users with Coinhive)

CriptoNoticias – Un nuevo modelo de negocios: portal de noticias utiliza CoinHive con consentimiento de sus usuarios (A new business model: News portal uses Coinhive with the consent of its users)


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Inverse – Chrome Extension Secretly Used People’s Computers to Mine Cryptocurrency

Inverse – Tesla Latest Victim of Cryptojacking Attack, and More Could Come Soon

Inverse – Cryptojacking Attacks Continue as “Los Angeles Times” Falls Prey to Hackers

Inverse – Why This Cryptocurrency Mining Calendar App Wasn’t Such a Great Idea


Security Affairs

Security Affairs – A new Mirai variant is rapidly spreading, around 100,000 IPs running the scans in the past 60 hours



BizTech – How Cryptojacking Could Harm Your IT Environment



ExtremeTech – Showtime Caught Mining Cryptocurrency With Viewers’ PCs



Complex – Showtime’s Website Might Have Been Hacked to Mine Cryptocoin