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Submitted by Erudito87 149d 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  +   149d 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  +   149d ago
Good ol ESEA. Hahaha
wtopez  +   149d ago
"Um can I pay the fine in Bitcoin?"

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