It is not unusual to hear news about stealing computing resources for cryptocurrencies, but the latest issue about this involves two websites of CBS Showtime, a giant television corporation in the US. The incident happened last September on Showtime.com and ShowtimeAnytime.com.
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While the management of Showtime refused to comment on the issue, New Relic is firm that the mystery codes were not from them.
Andrew Schmitt from New Relic said:
“We take the security of our browser agent extremely seriously and have multiple controls in place to detect malicious or unauthorized modification of its script at various points along its development and deployment pipeline.
Upon reviewing our products and code, the HTML comments shown in the screenshot that is referencing newrelic were not injected by New Relic’s agents. It appears they were added to the website by its developers.”
Meanwhile, Code Hive also refused to provide any information. Instead, they cleared that the email address which was used to set up the account was a personal, not an official CBS email address. Thus, suggesting that the two websites were hacked.