Starbucks Wi-Fi Forces Users To Mine Cryptocurrency

Starbucks Wi-Fi Forces Users To Mine Cryptocurrency

Starbucks’ internet provider in Buenos Aires is the latest to hijack users’ processing power to carry out lucrative crypto-mining activities hacking with a laptop in hotel room Wi-Fi users at a Starbucks in Buenos Aires found their computers’ processing power hijacked and used to mine cryptocurrency when they connected to the network, in the latest appearance of a nuisance that in the past has been associated mainly with malware. The outlet’s free Wi-Fi, supplied by an external provider, imposed a 10-second delay after users connected, during which coin mining code written in JavaScript ran on users’ devices. Users weren’t […]