According to research by the Rhine-Westphalian Technical University of Aachen, CoinHive’s crypto currency miner extracts $ 250,000 each month in the Monero crypto currency using the power of other people’s computers.
Also, as a result of the research, it became known that for mining with the help of CoinHive accounts for 1.18% of all the capacities of the Monero network. Reports suggests that coinhive already accumulates 30% of all XMR coins that’s mined daily. The CoinHive script is built into almost 2 million active short links.
Most of all, it’s worrying that the lion’s share of all profits goes to only ten users.
How to protect yourself from hidden miners
We have to admit that we are at war with a new cyber threat, which, as research shows, turns out to be very profitable for intruders.