Deccan Chronicle is using CoinHive script (Crypto mining)


hotshot05

Well-Known Member
Veteran
Had opened DC website via Google News. Saw an alert from Kasperky that they have blocked a malicious script (coinhive.js or something of the sort)

Opened developer tools and found the CoinHive script name. Much better that intrusive ads in my opinion. But unless there is a max limit of CPU usage, battery may run out very fast on mobiles or laptops running on battery.

DC_CryptoMining.JPG
 

Futureized

Well-Known Member
Adept
Can be either of 2:
Either a bad browser extension (chrome specially)
OR
DC guys are on risk from G penalty..
 

hotshot05

Well-Known Member
Veteran
Can be either of 2:
Either a bad browser extension (chrome specially)
OR
DC guys are on risk from G penalty..
No chance of browser extension as Kaspersky keeps blocking CoinHive script only when I visit DeccanChronicle website.

Also a friend found AsianAge to have the same JS script
 

Futureized

Well-Known Member
Adept
Are you getting that notification in all browsers ?
As Kaspersky supports many of them, I will suggest to try atleast 3-4 different browsers, make sure to reboot everytime you try.

Also wonder if its DNS poisoning on coinhives end, like happened last year.
 

6pack

Well-Known Member
ex-Mod
I didn't find any coinhive in there. Maybe some bad advertiser is abusing the ad system.

scrn.png



Edit: It is there when we go to other pages from main page.

coin.png


I blocked entire deccanchronicle domain in my ublock filter with comment that it mines pc. heh heh. wont even go there now.
 
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invisiblebond

Member
Disciple
Using chrome extension will any good to block such mining code?

minerBlock 1.1.4
ID: emikbbbebcdfohonlaifafnoanocnebl

Coin-Hive Blocker 0.10
ID: ccagdbjcbhmcdcbbknfebhhdbolnfimo

No Coin - Block miners on the web! 0.4.11
ID: gojamcfopckidlocpkbelmpjcgmbgjcl
 

6pack

Well-Known Member
ex-Mod
I think Deccan Chronicle stopped mining. I don't see the coin hive script now.
 

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