we are.". I won't bore you with the details of Bitcoin mining (which is quite interesting, actually but just know that they essentially made almost 4,000 by demanding a large enough amount of system resources from affected computers, that it was causing player's graphics cards to die. We also ask anyone who has experienced any physical damage to their computers to open an esea support ticket. But users were understandably none too happy, and have pushed ahead with legal proceedings against the service. The esea client had been pooling the GPUs of users in order to generate more money for wallets held by esea staff. When the accusations first flew, esea Co-founder Eric Thunberg initially pleaded ignorance, then tried to blame the whole thing on an "April Fools" joke gone wrong before eventually singling out "an employee acting on his own and without authorization.". Esea is also in the process of taking all necessary steps internally to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again. "esea has issued a free month of esea Premium to all of our community members who were enrolled in Premium for the month of April. Original Story: Multiplayer eSports network esea was found to have malware in its anti-cheat client, which used users' graphics cards to mine for Bitcoins. "Now the good news, as of the client update released in the last hour, all the BTC stuff is out which should solve the GPU and AV warnings.". The total value of the bitcoins mined during the course of the scam was 3,713.55.
Esea release malware into public client, forcing users to farm
Esea - bitcoin skandal.
US regulators have smacked games biz esea with a 1m fine for surreptitiously installing a Bitcoin miner in its software.
The trio are citing laws including the Californian Consumer Protection Against Computer Spyware Act, Unfair Competition, Fraud, Conversion and Product Liability. "esea is also in the process of taking all necessary steps internally to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again he added, in an official response to the scandal. "Back towards the end of march, as BTC was skyrocketing, Jaguar and I were talking about how cool it would be if we could use massive amounts of GPUs logged into the client to mine. "We went back and forth about it, considered doing something for April fools, didn't get it done in time, and eventually elected to put some test code in the client and try it on a few admin accounts, ours included. Three claimants have filed suit against eSports community esea over malware found in its popular anti-cheating client. Eventually, the client was found to host a piece of malware which was capitalising on users idle time to mine Bitcoins, to the tune of 3,713.55. To his credit, Thunberg has pledged to add 3,713.55 (the total equivalent value of the Bitcoins mined during the whole fiasco) to the Season 14 prize pool, as well as donate double that amount to the American Cancer Society. We are extremely disappointed and concerned by the unauthorized actions of this unauthorized individual. He finished by saying, "once again, our bad, thanks for keeping us honest.". Esea have since promised to add the same amount to their Season 14 League prize pot, and will donate double that to the American Cancer Society.