Surreptitious cryptocurrency miners hide on Politifact and hundreds of other sites
Politifact is the latest and perhaps most high-profile website
(Update: Politifact has removed the code and is looking into how it got there.)
What can you do? Well, this is a great reason to install an ad blocker, if you haven’t already: in addition to getting rid of intrusive ads and trackers, some of them block unknown scripts or have a blacklist of known malicious ones. I use uBlock Origin, which also makes it easy to whitelist sites (like this one) that only feature organic, free-range advertisements. But you could also use NoScript, AdBlock or any one of the many out there, depending on your platform and browser.