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Australian government also hit with crypto mining malware

Cryptojacking also hits the Australian government after reports the UK government was recently infected.

@anthony256
Published Sun, Feb 11 2018 10:34 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:52 AM CST

It was only a few hours ago when I reported that the UK government has been hit with cryptocurrency mining malware, but now a bunch of Australian government websites have been compromised.

Australian government also hit with crypto mining malware | TweakTown.com

Down Under, the cryptojacking affected the "the Victorian parliament, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the Queensland ombudsman, the Queensland Community Legal Centre homepage, and the Queensland legislation website, which lists all of the state's acts and bills", reports The Guardian.

Hackers used the same browser plug-in that the UK government was exposed with, Browsealoud, with the developers of the extension, Texthelp, confirming hackers infused crypto mining software Coinhive into their extension.

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NEWS SOURCE:theguardian.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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