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May 02, 2013, 05:43:08 AM

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Gaming app ENSLAVES punter PCs in Bitcoin mining ring
Some secret software to go with your deathmatch, sir?

Jack Clark, San Francisco, 2nd May 2013 00:23 GMT

A competitive gaming company has admitted that for two weeks in April its software client was hijacking league members' PCs to mine Bitcoins.

In an eyebrow-raising turn of events, the company, ESEA Gaming, admitted on Wednesday that its software client had been running Bitcoin-mining algorithms on customer PCs since April 14, generating over $3,700 worth of the virtual currency – not to mention a likely uptick in the electricity bills of the unwitting punters whose graphics cards' GPUs been forced to mine the virtual currency.
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