Pulitzer-winning website Politifact hacked to mine crypto-coins in browsers

Politifact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning website devoted to checking the factual accuracy of US politicians’ words, appears to have been hacked so that it secretly mines cryptocurrency in visitors’ browsers. The dot-com – which is run by the Tampa Bay Times and already has had its work cut out for it given the current state of American politics – fires up code from Coinhive in browsers to generate Monero coins, each worth about $95, for whoever embedded the software in the site’s pages.

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