UK ICO, Thousands of websites hijacked by hidden crypto-mining code after popular plugin pwned

Thousands of websites around the world were today secretly mining crypto-coins on netizens’ web browsers for miscreants unknown. The affected sites all use a plugin called Browsealoud, which reads out webpages for blind or partially sighted people. A list of 4,200-plus affected websites can be found here: they include The City University of New York (, Lund University (, the UK’s Student Loans Company (, privacy watchdog The Information Commissioner’s Office ( and the Financial Ombudsman Service (


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