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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
By: Anthony Garreffa | Cryptocurrency & Mining News | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

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.

 

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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 SOURCES:Theguardian.com

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