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UK ICO, Thousands of websites hijacked by hidden crypto-mining code after popular plugin pwned

Alan Brown Silver badge

"Another good demonstration of why ad blockers and script blockers are essential."

Until someone pops a miner into one of the adblockers - which happened to one of the Chrome youtube adblockers about two weeks ago.

Noscript caught it - but it was difficult to trace as it only attempted activation on some (but not all) non-https sites and never on the popular ones, pointing the finger at those sites instead of the adblocker.

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