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Sunday February 11, 2018

Half of All Cryptojacking Scripts Are Found on Porn Sites

Data from Qihoo 360's Netlab is being used to confirm the obvious: cryptojacking is rampant on adult sites. To be exact, 50% of all mining scripts live on some kind of porn site. These pages are typically intrusive and ad-ridden, so there is little surprise here, despite time-consuming gaming and video streaming portals being potentially better deployments.

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Based on the meta keywords each site used to describe its content, porn sites represented the bulk of the detected domains on which researchers found JS-based mining code. Adult sites accounted for 49%, followed by fraud sites (8%), advertising domains (7%), cryptocurrency mining (7%), and film and television streaming sites (6%).

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