Some YouTube ads have secretly been mining cryptocurrency since mid-January – Mashable

The issue became apparent earlier in the week as complaints surfaced on social media claiming that YouTube ads were raising red flags in anti-virus software. A service called Coinhive was hijacking a viewer’s CPU and using its power to mine crypto. SEE …
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