80°
Submitted by Erudito87 434d ago | news

Online gaming co. fined $1mn for turning users’ computers into bitcoin-mining slaves

Rt: The New Jersey attorney general’s office announced Tuesday a $1 million settlement with an online video gaming company that used malicious software to monitor subscribers’ computer activity and illegally mine bitcoins when users were absent. (Culture, PC)

aiBreeze  +   434d ago
Just a fine? If the company had installed this software on just a single government computer, someone would be facing 10+ years jail time yet install it on thousands of mere home PCs and a fine is sufficient? What a load of crap.
stevehyphen  +   434d ago
Good ol ESEA. Hahaha
wtopez  +   434d ago
"Um can I pay the fine in Bitcoin?"

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

New Mortal Kombat X Stage 'Destroyed City' Revealed

25m ago - Following the reveal of Ermac and subsequent gameplay trailer, a brand new stage called "Destroye... | PC
30°

The Witcher Battle Arena Review - IGN

57m ago - It’s 25 minutes into a match of The Witcher Battle Arena when I realize it should have ended 15 m... | iPhone
20°

Devil Survivor 2: Break Record’s Durarara!! Characters Are Free, But Other Maps Are Paid DLC

58m ago - Devil Survivor 2: Break Record has characters from the Durarara!! anime series as downloadable co... | 3DS
30°

The Difference Between Hating Policy and Hating Games

1h ago - CheatCC says - "There are very few games I hate. Even being a game journalist that has played and... | Culture
Ad

See what games are coming out in 2015

Now - Visit our release calendar to see what games are coming out in 2015. | Promoted post
40°

The Witcher 3 - First Play I Expansive

1h ago - Stirling Castle, cradled defensively by the steep cliffs of Castle Hill, still stands as proudly... | PC