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uTorrent is secretly installing Epic Scale Bitcoin Mining Software on user’ computer to get some bucks – They claim it’s a distributed computing platform, but that’s not true. When you hear the word uTorrent it should remind you of piracy, downloading movies, music or books, but today the popular BitTorrent client uTorrent is in news for some other reason and it’s not good. It started on Thursday, when users started reporting how uTorrent secretly installed a cryptocurrency mining software called Epic […]
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BitTorrent Inc. has been accused of loading its popular µTorrent BitTorrent client with cryptocoin miners that install silently and then harvest the processor power of unwitting torrenters.
Users of the software created a thread on the official µTorrent forum to complain about a high processor load when the computer is idle. The culprit was a program called Epic Scale, installed alongside µTorrent.
Epic Scale is a distributed computing client from a company that claims it wants to harness "unused processing power to change the world." The website says that it uses the processors of machines with the software to solve "math problems for weather prediction, physics simulations, cryptography (including cryptocurrency mining) and more," and this computation is monetized. Currently, it appears that the software is mining the Litecoin cryptocurrency.
A new primetime CSI show about cyber crime is to debut Wednesday on CBS, but it's already making its way on to pirate sites.
Featuring Patricia Arquette, CSI: Cyber is about the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI that tackles illicit online behavior. Ironically, the first episode was available on Tuesday, a full day ahead of its scheduled premiere.
"The leaked footage comes from a high quality copy and doesn’t have any visible watermarks," according to TorrentFreak.
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The site, which was already blocked from direct UK access as a result of high court blocking orders, now turns up an error message when users attempt to access its Somali .so domain. A look at its Whois record shows the site listed as banned.
The Somali registry was seen as a safe haven for the site, away from copyright holders and their lawyers, but it appears the takedown was a result of a claim. Several other sites with a .so domain, including the unaffiliated scam site kickasstorrents.so, have also been taken down, which indicates a far-reaching block on any URL with "kickass" in it that is based in the country.