American TV network Showtime has been forced to remove code from two of its websites that secretly mined the privacy oriented cryptocurrency monero on visitors’ computers, according to reports.
BleepingComputer, which covers cybersecurity topics, has detailed the inner workings of the situation. As the site highlights, it’s not clear at this time who, exactly, inserted the code onto the Showtime websites. Neither is it certain how long the code was live on the Showtime sites. The code was spotted over the weekend and was removed by the firm Monday.
Thus far, Showtime hasn’t commented publicly on the news, and a representative for the network declined to comment when contacted by CoinDesk.
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