The Pirate Bay website now uses your device to mine cryptocurrency

Nishant

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Jul 15, 2009
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The Pirate Bay is looking at alternative ways to get revenue; adds cryptocurrency miner on its website

According to the report, users started noticing that CPU usage of their system shot up dramatically when they were browsing certain pages on The Pirate Bay. After inspection, it was found that the website had embedded a Bitcoin miner of the website. The miner is provided by Coinhive where website owners can convert ‘CPU power of users into coins’.

The embedded miner is indeed throttled but at the same time, the increase in demand of resource is immediately noticeable. One thing to point here is that the website has not embedded the miner on all pages of the website. Instead, it had enabled the miner of Search results and category listings as pointed in the report.
 

wecaz

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Now reports are here that Anti virus has started blocking the miner to be downloaded at client browser.