Hackers use Yahoo sites to mine Bitcoins

By Philaso G. Kaping | Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 17:40

Zee Media Bureau\Philaso G Kaping

Washington: Hackers went on a spree to mine Bitcoins on Yahoo`s service sites last week.

Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer payment system and digital currency. The hackers placed ads on Yahoo sites that when clicked by users, resulted in malware being installed on their computer, according to reports.
The attack lasted from December 31 through January 3 but did not cause any harm to the PCs.

Yahoo Inc acknowledged the attack but said only European sites were affected and the company promptly removed the advertisements.

“Users in North America, Asia Pacific and Latin America were not served these advertisements and were not affected. Additionally, users using Macs and mobile devices were not affected.”

First Published: Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 17:26

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