02 May '13, 10pm

ESEA Users' Systems Plundered in Bitcoin Mining Scam

ESEA Users' Systems Plundered in Bitcoin Mining Scam

The E-Sports Entertainment Association on Wednesday admitted that users' graphic cards had been hijacked to mine Bitcoin virtual currency. The mining was surreptitiously set in motion by a rogue employee without the knowledge of other ESEA staff or users of the network. ESEA is known for anti-cheat software and systems that allow players to compete in online matches. Cofounder Eric 'Ipkane' Thunberg acknowledged the incident, which ironically occurred through the use of the anti-cheat software. The dollar value of the Bitcoins mined totaled US$3,602.21, according to ESEA. The association will give that amount to the American Cancer Society and match it 100 percent for a total donation of $7,427.10, it said. ESEA also promised to increase the Season 14 League prize pot by $3,713.55. The ESEA did not respond to our request for further details. Warning Signs What makes this p...

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