CryptoJacking by Clickjacking: Bypassing Coinhive OPT-IN feature and trick users into Cryptocurrency mining!

Today’s discovery is not a big deal too, just another Clickjacking in the world, but this time in the newly added “OPT-IN” feature by coinhive and authedmine but first let’s know some terms before we begin.

What is Coinhive?

Coinhive is a cryptocurrency mining service that relies on a small chunk of javascript code designed to be installed on Web sites.

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D-Link Middle East “DLink-MEA” website is secretly mining cryptocurrencies

Introduction

Bitcoin mining websites became the new fashion of 2017 and there is no dust on that but when it comes to compromise websites to host such fashion it becomes a headache (well to the consumers at least). Have you heard about KRACK the WPA2 vulnerability? If you did you probably was searching for your device/router vendor’s patch, no? if you are using D-Link products and living in the middle east and while looking for KRACK’s cure and the search results led you to D-LINKMEA.com website unfortunately you were mining Monero cryptocurrency!

In this blogpost we are taking you to a journey in one of our investigations!

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