Cryptocurrency Miners are in the raise starting from last year, more than 500 million computers are mining cryptoCurrency in their browsers without the user’s knowledge.
A developer named Arnau published the CoffeeMiner script which intercepts the traffic between the users and the routers to inject scripts into HTML pages.
Attack Scenario – CoffeeMiner
CoffeeMiner employees ARPspoofing(used for resolving network layer address (IP) into link layer address (MAC)) for spoofing messages onto a local area network.
He set up a Virtual box environment to demonstrate this and also published PoC video.
Now the CoffeeMiner works only with HTTP version and not with HTTPs, Arnau said he will be adding sslstrip to inject with HTTPS sites and autonomous Nmap scan, to add the IPs detected to the CoffeeMiner victim’s list.
The complete source code of CoffeeMiner published in GitHub.