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Salon's new business plan is running cryptocurrency-mining malware on your computer

Gotta mine that gold.Image: pinglabel/Getty Images By Jack Morse2018-02-13 20:22:35 UTC It’s hard out there for a publisher. But what if, ya know, the blockchain could fix it? That appears to be the thinking of digital media brand Salon, which today launched a new way to generate revenue off its readers. No, not some fancy …

Cryptocurrency-mining malware put UK and US government machines to work

Over the weekend, a little piece of malware was hard at work mining cryptocurrency on government computers. Security researcher Scott Helme first noticed the malware, which he believes was running on more than 4,000 sites, including the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ico.org.uk) and the website for the American court system (uscourts.gov). The malware leveraged the …