Hackers breach StatCounter to hijack Bitcoin transactions on Gate.io exchange

Hackers have breached StatCounter, one of the internet’s largest web analytics platforms, and have inserted malicious code inside the company’s main site-tracking script. According to Matthieu Faou, the researcher who discovered the hack, this malicious code hijacks any Bitcoin transactions made through the web interface of the Gate.io cryptocurrency exchange.

Faou says the malicious code was first added to this StatCounter script over the weekend, on Saturday, November 3. The code was still live at the time of this article’s publication. According to a PublicWWW search, there are over 688,000 websites that currently appear to load the company’s tracking script.

Read more about the StatCounter breach affecting Gate.io on ZDNet.