Torrent Website Offers Users Rewards for Cryptocurrency Mining

Torrent Website Offers Users Rewards for Cryptocurrency Mining

A torrent downloads website has started offering visitors the option to enable a cryptocurrency mining feature and earn incentives for the platform, according to a TorrentFreak report. The news indicates a possible shift in tactics by torrent websites, after a number of popular services have been found to have installed hidden cryptocurrency mining code that harnesses visitors’ computer processing power without seeking permission. Some, such as The Pirate Bay, have notably failed to inform site visitors that their CPU was being used by the miner, a strategy that led domain supplier Cloudflare to classify the undisclosed process as "malware" […]

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