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The site of one of the most popular children’s foundations in the world, Make-A-Wish was infected by unknown hackers with crypto mining malware, according to the report of researchers from security firm Trustwave.

It was stated that the Make-A-Wish Foundation website was infected with a crypto mining script Coinlmp which uses the computing power of visitor’s machines to mine cryptocurrencies for the hackers.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation site was built on Drupal, a popular open-source content management system. Earlier this year, Drupal announced that there had been a vulnerability in their software that allowed hackers to inject malicious code into specific sites that had not incorporated their security patch.

Thus, trustwave researchers believe the Make-A-Wish Foundation website was compromised through the same vulnerability. The foundation subsequently identified and removed the malicious script in question.

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