Tagged: cryptojacking

Police to Lay Charges in Japan’s First “CryptoJacking” Case

Police in Japan have decided to charge three individuals for infecting computers of unsuspecting individuals with software that mines privacy cryptocurrency Monero. The Japanese daily news provider Mainichi reports that the three individuals are accused of setting up web sites designed to attract and then… Read More

Google Bans Cryptomining Extensions on Chrome in Effort to Stave Off Cryptojacking

Around the Ides of March, Google (following in Facebook’s footsteps) banned all cryptocurrency advertising, effective June 2018. Crowdfund Insider reported that in 2017 alone Google blocked 3.2 billion ads from its platform. Now Chrome has added to its Developer Program Policies a ban that prohibits products… Read More