Local Indian Government Sites under attack of Cryptojacking

While India is in a dilemma to restrict or allow cryptocurrencies, the country’s government website is helping miners by mining cryptos unknowingly. As per the latest security report – Government websites like the director of municipal administration of Andhra Pradesh, Macherla municipality and Tirupati Municipal Corporation are among hundreds of Indian sites being used to mine cryptocurrencies.

A malware known as cryptojacking – where an unauthorized user could use your computer power to mine cryptos. Hackers get users to click on a malicious link in an email that loads crypto mining code on the computer or infects a website with JavaScript code that mines cryptocurrencies using up a visitor’s computing power without consent. While earlier malware attacks were equipped with blocking the data and asking for ransom, cryptojacking has been spreading successfully because of its nature of not being detected.

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