News / Media References

Troy Mursch of Bad Packets Report has been featured in the following  publications.


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


WIRED Magazine

WIREDYour Browser Could Be Mining Cryptocurrency For a Stranger


The Telegraph

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


Fortune logo

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


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


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


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


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)


IBT logo

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


New Scientist logo

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


Mashable logo

Mashable – Chrome extension is secretly mining cryptocurrency



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

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


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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)


Inverse logo

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


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


The Next Web

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



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


Krebs on Security

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