This past weekend, the popular torrenting site The Pirate Bay caught some flak for testing out a new system that used visitors' CPU power to generate cryptocurrency profits for itself. This tactic has been around for years, but the high profile implementation signals that it's probably time to start blocking this crap. Here's how it's done. More »
Over the weekend, torrent portal The Pirate Bay was caught running a cryptocurrency miner on its website, queitly hijacking visitors’ computing resources to stack Monero coins, TorrentFreak reported. The Pirate Bay has since confessed...Show More Summary
Could CPU usage replace adverts in the future?
I'm not one to pass judgement on anyone who illegally downloads movies, TV shows, or music, but if you're visiting a site in order to find media to steal, you probably shouldn't be surprised that the site you're using is stealing something from you, too. Show More Summary
New, browser-based cryptocurrency mining is hijacking systems -- and there's no download or utility required. The post Browser-Based Mining Malware Found on Pirate Bay, Other Sites appeared first on ExtremeTech.
The Pirate Bay is experimenting with an unconventional way of raising money: Hijacking visitors' web browsers to "mine" cryptocurrencies. Torrent news site TorrentFreak is reporting that the pirate site has introduced a piece of software...Show More Summary
A meeting of the German Pirate Party in Berlin in 2013. Photo. Getty Images File-sharing websites are not exactly known for their sterling reputation, though a few such as famed torrent site the Pirate Bay have been around for long enough while generally avoiding shady behaviour they have acquired a certain cachet with the internet community. More »
Infamous torrent site The Pirate Bay has been caught inserting the code for a cryptominer into its pages which without warning utilizes the computing power of visitors to the site to mine for cryptocurrency. The miner, provided by aShow More Summary
A few hours ago a cryptocurrency miner appeared on The Pirate Bay website, using the computer resources of visitors to mine Monero coins. The operators of The Pirate Bay haven't commented on the issue so it remains unclear why the miner...Show More Summary
This week, citing a crackdown on torrent sites, numerous articles declared Google Drive and similar cloud storage services to be "The New Pirate Bay". While such platforms can indeed facilitate the distribution of content, there should...Show More Summary
Pirates went through a rough patch this past year. Shortly after KickassTorrents and its alleged owner Artem Vaulin went down, competing sites Torrentz.eu and TorrentHound swiftly followed suit. But while The Pirate Bay is still there to hold the fort, an unlikely alternative is starting to shape up: Google Drive. Show More Summary
Sci-Hub, which is regularly referred to as the "Pirate Bay of science," faces another setback in a US federal court. After the site's operator failed to respond, the American Chemical Society now requests a default judgment of $4.8 million for alleged copyright infringement. Show More Summary
Although some of the larger publishers have yet to catch on, much of the gaming industry seems be gravitating toward better, more nuanced method of dealing with copyright piracy, as demonstrated by one company's placement of their latest release on The Pirate Bay rather than on Steam. _____________________ Guest post...
Leaving aside the AAA publishers for a moment, the video game industry is actually starting to get really good on recognizing better ways to react to copyright infringement other than pounding their fists on their tables and knee-capping their customers with DRM. Show More Summary
Due to a DDoS attack, The Pirate Bay went down for several hours today. This is nothing unusual when you run the world’s largest torrent site. Perhaps more interesting is what caused slowdowns on both Monday and Tuesday: “Game of Thrones.” Once uploaded early Monday morning, the season finale sent a surge of users to converge on The Pirate Bay. Show More Summary
The Pirate Bay suffered some downtime today, welcoming users with a Cloudflare error message, which is nothing new really. But earlier this week the site was hard to reach for a more unusual reason; the Game of Thrones season finale overloaded the torrent site with visitors. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
After more than a decade online, HDClub, Russia's leading HD & 3D torrent site, has permanently shut down. With around 170,000 users, HDClub was known for high-quality releases that often leaked to sites like The Pirate Bay. However,...Show More Summary
Video game piracy has been an issue for developers for decades. Virtually every game on the market will make its way on to a torrent site within days of its release (if not earlier), but in recent years, another far more legally ambiguous...Show More Summary
Game studios normally bend over backwards to discourage pirates and keep titles off of any piracy sites, but don't tell that to Acid Wizard. When the studio saw that a young player asked for a refund for its horror game Darkwood outShow More Summary