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Of course, this Monero mining technique is also an opportunity for bad actors to spin up fake, illegitimate websites to siphon money off of major brands with typosquatting domains. By leveraging domains or subdomains that appear to belong to major brands, these actors trick people into visiting their sites running the Coinhive Monero mining script to monetize their content. In the 991 domains we found, there were many examples of typo-squatting and domain infringement.
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