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Google DoubleClick is used for hidden mining

TrendMicro released a report stating that Google’s Doubleclick advertising service was used to distribute malware.

According to the text of the message on the Security and Intelligence blog, the company explained that in the advertisements of DoubleClick there was found the background program CoinHive, intended for the Hidden Mining of the Montero crypto currency.

In addition, TrendMicro stressed that the scheme also included a separate web-miner, connecting to a private pool, and in addition to advertising, two different scripts for webmasters were used.

Hackers mayyate through Google ads

Thus, the page will display legitimate advertising, while the webmasters will launch the background process.

The company assumes that the plans of the attackers were to cover as many users as possible. According to TrendMicro, malware can take up 80% of the RAM of the “captured” device, according to Coindesk .

Previously, Knowtechie said that in 2018 the number of cases of using applications for Hidden mining will increase

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