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How To Stop Pirate Bay And Other Sites From Hijacking Your CPU To Mine Cryptocoins

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 »      

How to stop sites from ‘borrowing’ your CPU to mine cryptocurrency

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

The Pirate Bay is hijacking your browser to mine cryptocurrency

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

Browser-Based Mining Malware Found on Pirate Bay, Other Sites

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 hijacking visitors' web browsers to mine cryptocurrency

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

The Pirate Bay Added A CPU-Hijacking Bitcoin Miner To Some Pages

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 »      

The Pirate Bay caught hijacking computing power for cryptocurrency mining

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

The Pirate Bay Website Runs a Cryptocurrency Miner

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

No, Google Drive is Definitely Not The New Pirate Bay

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

Google Drive has become a popular alternative to The Pirate Bay

Pirates went through a rough patch this past year. Shortly after KickassTorrents and its alleged owner Artem Vaulin went down, competing sites 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 Faces $4,8 Million Piracy Damages and ISP Blocking

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

Developer Puts Game On The Pirate Bay Claiming Steam Key Resellers Are Bigger Evil

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...

Developer Puts Game On The Pirate Bay Because Steam Key Resellers Are The Bigger Evil

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

Winter came for The Pirate Bay, and it was caused by Game of Thrones fans

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

Game of Thrones Traffic Surge Slowed Down The Pirate Bay

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.

HDClub, Russia’s Leading HD-Only Torrent Site, Permanently Shuts Down

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

Game developer cuts out the middle man, uploads its own game to The Pirate Bay

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

Developers put game on Pirate Bay to help cash-strapped players

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

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