WordPress Plugin Mined Crypto Currency

WordFence published an interesting article today titled, WordPress Plugin Banned for Crypto Mining. In the article, author Mike Maunder describes how the plugin “Animated Weather Widget by weatherfor.us” utilized JavaScript that would mine for crypto currency using the site visitor’s CPUs. The plugin has been banned from the WordPress plugin repository.

Give the full article a read! https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/11/wordpress-plugin-banned-crypto-mining/