Thousands of sites almost began to mine cryptocurrency is unknown to anyone.
More than 4,200 websites around the world, including in Canada, have been infected with malware for cryptomining.
Malware gets into your computer through the app from Texthelp Ltd. Browsealoud is a tool that allows people with visual impairment to read texts.
ITworldcanada among hacked sites specifies the sites of the Centre for addiction and mental health in Toronto (CAMH), the School Board of the County of Ottawa, Commission on information and privacy in Ontario, and many others.
The attack on canadian sites was stopped. Previously, the malware has hit government sites in the UK and USA.
Texthelp representatives stated that there had been no attempt to extort money, nor had any customer data been lost as a result of hackers ‘ actions.
The publication draws attention to the fact that as a result of such a program, the data may not be stolen, but the victim’s computer becomes significantly less productive.