Yes, I am talking about CoinHive that could turn XSS to XSS CryptoCurrency Miner to add the value when reporting XSS for bounty hunter. So, It is not just a pop-up or stealing cookies. This will give higher risk for XSS itself because CoinHive already detected by some antivirus and AntiVirus will block the website or give a warning to the websites customers or users. Surely it can affect the business website.
What is XSS?
Cross-site scripting (XSS) is a type of computer security vulnerability typically found in web applications. XSS enables attackers to inject client-side scripts into web pages viewed by other users. A cross-site scripting vulnerability may be used by attackers to bypass access controls such as the same-origin policy. Cross-site scripting carried out on websites accounted for roughly 84% of all security vulnerabilities documented by Symantec as of 2007. Bug bounty company HackerOne in 2017 reported that XSS is still a major threat vector. XSS effects vary in range from petty nuisance to significant security risk, depending on the sensitivity of the data handled by the vulnerable site and the nature of any security mitigation implemented by the site’s owner. Source: Wikipedia.
Here is the current detection by VirusTotal :
Link for detection & file : VirusTotal
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