Tag Archives: Visitors

Salon Offers Visitors In-House Cryptocurrency Mining When Blocking Ads

Mining Mainstream web magazine Salon has started allowing its readers an ad-free site, if readers start mining cryptocurrency for them, after sustaining a decline in income due to ad blocking technology. Also read: Japan Cracks Down on Foreign ICO Agency Operating Without License Salon’s Mining Initiatives Salon, a left-leaning political and lifestyle webzine […]

Gold, Silver, Bronze and Cryptos; Merchant Accepts Ethereum from Olympics’ Visitors

As athletes from around the world compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, at least one merchant sees an opportunity to boost profits by adding cryptos to the list of its accepted form of payments. The merchant is Yongpyong Ski Zone, a ski rental shop that sells top-line ski apparel and Olympic […]

Hackers secretly made UK Government websites force visitors’ computers to mine bitcoin alternative monero

1/43 Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini from Italian company Jet Capsule. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. Jet Capsule/Cover Images 2/43 A humanoid robot gestures during a demo at a stall in the Indian Machine Tools Expo, IMTEX/Tooltech […]

Pirate Bay returns to mining cryptocurrency with visitors’ CPUs, no opt-out option

Just over a month ago The Pirate Bay’s website was found to be using visitors’ CPU cycles to mine cryptocurrency while they browsed the site. At the time, the practice was said to be a limited test in order to see if digital currency mining could be a new source of revenue to replace traditional […]

Cryptocurrency Mining Websites Attract 500 Million Monthly Visitors, According to Report

Half a billion people are making monthly visits to websites that may be secretly hijacking the processing power of their computers to mine cryptocurrency, security researchers recently warned. Experts at AdGuard reported that 220 of the world’s most popular websites are running cryptocurrency mining scripts. Many of these sites contain torrents, videos or adult content, […]

Pirate Bay again sinks to the depths of using visitors’ PCs to mine cryptocurrency

The Pirate Bay is again using the PCs of visitors to the site to collectively mine cryptocurrency, without any consent or informing the user that this is happening. You may recall that the infamous piracy site was caught doing this last month, and said at the time that it was merely a 24-hour test of […]

The Pirate Bay is at it again, mining cryptocurrency using visitors’ CPUs

The Pirate Bay last month surprised many by using visitors’ CPUs for mining Monero without alerting them. The internet was soon in a frenzy over the operators of the most visited torrent site in the world causing massive spikes in CPU usage. Unfortunately, they’re back at it again. The last time, the site’s operators issued […]

Torrent Websites Letting Visitors Opt In or Out of Cryptocurrency Mining

A torrent downloads website has started offering visitors the option to enable or disable a cryptocurrency mining feature aimed to bring in revenue for the online service, according to a TorrentFreak report. The news indicates a possible shift in tactics by torrent websites, after a number of popular services have been found to have installed […]

Hacked websites force visitors to mine cryptocurrency

Cyber-security experts are warning that hackers are using other people’s machines to generate cryptocurencies for them. According to a Trend Micro report, school, charity and file-sharing websites have been found infected with a particular code that makes the visitor’s machine generate currency. That code turns the machine into a ‘miner’. Mining is a colloquial term […]

Pirate Bay and Showtime using unwitting visitors’ computers to mine cryptocurrency / Boing Boing

The BitTorrent search engine The Pirate Bay and the video site Showtime were found to be infecting users’ computers with cryptocurrency mining code. This is a sneaky way to use people’s computers and electricity to make money. From The Guardian: BitTorrent search engine The Pirate Bay, and US video streaming service Showtime, are […]

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