02 May '13, 1pm

Gaming League Employee Turns 14,000 Users Into Bitcoin-Mining Zombies

Gaming League Employee Turns 14,000 Users Into Bitcoin-Mining Zombies

Gaming League Employee Turns 14,000 Users Into Bitcoin-Mining Zombies A good Bitcoin mining rig is hard to find . They're expensive, they take up space, they wrack up huge energy bills. Not at all practical for your average ESEA gaming network employee. Nefarious code that turns 14,000 of your users into an unwitting personal bitcoin botnet? Totally doable . Like so many great schemes, it must have seemed perfect at the start, like Richard Pryor pulling half-cents out of thin air in Superman III . ESEA is one of the largest competitive gaming leagues in North America, if not the world, with cash prizes approaching $100,000 each season. Its users are an elite breed, who use elite graphics cards—the kinds that can slowly, surely, reliably churn out Bitcoins if given a gentle nudge in the right direction. Or in this case, were marched there at gunpoint. The best/worst part? T...

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