The Indian government may not be keen on , but their websites are surreptitiously being used by hackers to mine cryptocurrencies, security researchers found.
The local news source The Economic Times reports that several citizen portals, including the Tirupati Municipal Corporation, municipal administration of Andhra Pradesh (AP), and Macherla municipality, have been found to be infected with cryptojacking malware.
“Hackers target government websites for mining cryptocurrency because those websites get high traffic and mostly people trust them,” explained security researcher Indrajeet Bhuyan. “Earlier, we saw a lot of government websites getting defaced (hack…
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