In a massive hack, millions are stolen in bitcoins

November 10, 2018 - By Joseph Taylor

The Slovak security company Eset warned that cybercriminals hacked 688,154 sites around the world on Saturday to steal cryptocurrencies, although the total amount of loot is still unknown.

He said this was done in violation of the security of the StatCounter page, which is used to count the number of visits per day to web pages and that has at least two million customers and more than 10,000 million views per month.

The hackers would have acted through a script (code for a specific function) that they included in the middle of a StatCounter file, something unusual because usually this malicious code is placed at the beginning or at the end of the file.

According to the statement, the hacker’s server generates a new virtual wallet address each time a visitor loads the script and the stolen cryptocurrencies were directed to them.

On the other hand, many users whose pages were infected are still unaware that they suffered digital thefts and every time they make a transaction their cryptocurrencies do not reach their destination.

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