According to the company on cybersecurity JA Chowdary, hackers bottom cryptocurrency on the websites of the Indian government. The malicious code was discovered on the site of the administration of the state of Andhra Pradesh and the cities of Tirupati and Macherla.
The script was discovered by programmer Endgadget Bhojanam. In an interview with local media, he said: "Hackers attack government websites as they are visited by a large number of users. Before the sites were hacked to discredit, and now they are bottom of the cryptocurrency".
Research company PublicWWW found the script Coinhive for mining cryptocurrency Monero on 119 sites. In early August 2018, the same script was infected tens of thousands of routers around the world. Along with Cryptoloot, Coinhive is the most popular malware for mining virtual currencies.
In the report of the Braunschweig technical University, the average profit from cryptainer Coinhive is $5.8 per day from one site. At the same time, the cost of the program on the darknet does not exceed $30.