New academic research has discovered that embedded cryptocurrecy miner CoinHive is generating $250,000 worth of Monero every month – most of it going to just 10 individuals. The research, released by RWTH Aachen University in Germany, provides an extensive overview of browser-mining activity across the internet. Among other things, it reveals that Monero accounts for 75 percent of all browser-based cryptocurrency mining. Typically, CoinHive is doing the mining. It’s a script that mines Monero directly from your browser, and it’s become quite controversial. Charities have been using it to raise money for good causes, while crypto-jackers and hackers have been using…

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