Tag Archives: Pirate

Pirate Bay Now Mines Cryptocurrency in Your Browser Without Consent

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. A few weeks ago, The Pirate Bay was in the news for its test-drive of a new revenue model–cryptocurrency mining in your browser. At the time, the site only implemented the mining on its main page and search results; individual torrent links were not affected. Now, TPB has turned the capability back on, and plans to leave it on for the foreseeable future. Torrentfreak reports the miner appears to be throttled, so it won’t peg your ...

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

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Who needs cryptocurrency-mining Trojans or worms, when you can infect someone via their web browser? That seems to be the thinking behind a new wave of cryptocurrency malware that’s loaded via websites and runs while you have a page open. In some cases, this may be the result of malware infecting a system, but in others, it’s a deliberate decision that’s being used to juice profits. First, The Pirate Bay — a website for torrenting ...

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