Saturday, January 27, 2018

YouTube Serving Ads With CPU-Draining Cryptocurrency Miners

This crap is seriously getting our of hand.

YouTube was recently caught displaying ads that covertly leach off visitors' CPUs and electricity to generate digital currency on behalf of anonymous attackers, it was widely reported. Word of the abusive ads started no later than Tuesday, as people took to social media sites to complain their antivirus programs were detecting cryptocurrency mining code when they visited YouTube.