One of the cryptocurrencies, Monero, has been associated with malware code implemented into ShowTime websites. The websites in question were showtimeanytime.com and showtime.com.
The code was responsible for taking over web browsers of the users and using them to mine Monero! As soon as this issue was detected, ShowTime removed the code.
Monero was developed by Coin Hive Company. They offer ad-free monetization to website owners. Till recently, this type of mining was treated as malvertising and isn’t very appealing.
While the malicious code was active, it took 60% of the CPU operating power of a user and used it for Monero mining. Email addresses of the users weren’t affected by this issue.