Daily Archives: September 17, 2017

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Pirate Bay ‘borrows’ visitor CPUs to mine virtual coins

Piracy websites can’t really depend on ads, so how do they make money? By using your PC’s processor cycles, apparently — whether you want to or not. Visitors to The Pirate Bay have discovered JavaScript code in the website that ‘borrows’ your processor for the sake of mining Monero digital coins. It doesn’t always happen (it mainly appears…

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