Showtime websites are using Coinhive to mine Monero!

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Two Showtime domains are currently using Coinhive to mine Monero using users’ CPU. Coinhive, as a tool, is a JavaScript library that website masters can load on their site. When users access the site, the Coinhive JavaScript code library executes and mines for Monero for the site owner, but using the user’s CPU resources.

According to a report from bleeping computer:
The two domains are showtime.com and showtimeanytime.com, the latter being the official URL for the company’s online video streaming service.
The main Showtime domain name, sho.com, does not include the Coinhive Monero mining script.”

The cryptocurrency miner has first found by a Twitter user called SkensNet.

Should Showtime be sued for that or is it cybercriminals? The Showtime website is now using users’ CPUs to mine Monero which is one of the most anonymous cryptocurrencies. Because the responsible parties used Monero it will be very difficult if not difficult to ever track it back to the source.

Two weeks ago, users found that the Pirate Bay was testing out a cryptocurrency miner to make revenue from users using Coinhive library, but users response was different, with the majority not wanting the idea that the website is hijacking their CPUs and slowing down their PCs.

A new report has estimated that a site like The Pirate Bay could make about $12,000 per month by mining Monero in the background.

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