The hidden epidemic of mining is eroding after the closing of Coinhive

Hidden mining disappears

As Malwarebytes reports, the number of infections hidden miners are now at 79 percent lower than the same period last year. After a loud closing Coinhive in March of this year, the problem cryptogamia is dying out. Indicators of decline not only relative to last year, but even in comparison with the previous quarter.

Recall Coinhive allow webmasters to install on the sites the scripts that used the computing power of the device visitors and seamlessly mined cryptocurrencies. It is possible to provide a small additional income. Such methods typically mainile anonymous cryptocurrency Monero. Coinhive quickly began to gain popularity in 2017-2018, but the anti-virus company responded in a timely manner and began to block similar software.

According to the statistics from Malwarebytes, since then the figures have dropped dramatically. If earlier these methods cryptogamia supplied network with tens of millions of units per day, then at the moment, this figure dropped to 2 million. Coinhive announced the closure in February 2019, citing a protracted bear market, and the difficulty of mining Monero in connection with a recent fork of XMR. As shown by similar studies, the profitability of the mining Monero dropped significantly.

Over the last couple of years there have been many scripts for covert mining by type Coinhive. However, most of them CoinIMP and CryptoLoot — not intended for websites and torrent portals and file hosting. In our cryptodata you will find lots of other useful information.

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