It has been recently identified that crypto jackers are now leveraging YouTube advertisements to mine digital currency at the expense of viewers. Cryptocurrency mining can be a highly profitable venture these days, and some hackers are now cutting corners to maximize profits to the detriment of other internet users.
Hidden Scripts as Alternative to Online Ads
According to Ars Technica many internet users took to social media to complain their antivirus software was detecting a cryptocurrency mining malware when they visited YouTube. Even after users switched to another browser, the antivirus program

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