10 Jul '13, 9am

Rogue employee fired for turning game into Bitcoin mining colony

Campus Party España/Flickr/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 An unidentified staffer at the ESEA gaming network has been fired for allegedly turning the company's software into a secret Bitcoin-mining Trojan. In April, ESEA (the E-Sports Entertainment Association) admitted that its software -- which serious Counter-Strike players use to play each other in anti-cheating modes -- had been altered to secretly mine Bitcoins. At the time, ESEA blamed an unidentified staffer. Now, as the company faces a class action lawsuit, it says that employee has been axed. "The person responsible for releasing the unauthorised Bitcoin mining code has been terminated," said ESEA co-founder Craig Levine in an email message. "We have been dealing with the entire situation in a responsible fashion to remedy those impacted and take steps to prevent this from happening again." Class action lawyers are trying to he...

Full article: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-07/10/esea-bitco...

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