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    Default Gaming Company $1 million fine for turning PCs into Bitcoin miners

    http://www.techspot.com/news/54757-g...in-miners.html

    Gaming company hit with $1 million fine for turning customer PCs into Bitcoin miners

    A gaming company by the name of E-Sports Entertainment Association (ESEA) has been hit with a $1 million finestemming from a Bitcoin mining incident earlier this year. The company is being forced to pay $325,000 upfront and will only be charged the remainder of the penalty if they are caught misbehaving in a similar fashion over the next decade.
    ESEA is responsible for letting CounterStrike players face off in anti-cheat matches, something that’s reserved for the most competitive gamers – around 14,000 paying customers at last check. Earlier this spring, the company toyed with the idea of adding a Bitcoin mining option to the anti-cheat client but ultimately gave up on the idea. Well, all but one rogue employee.
    According to ESEA, said employee went ahead and distributed the Bitcoin mining code to unsuspecting customers the very next day for his own personal gain. It’s unclear exactly how many systems may have been mining Bitcoins but given the 14,000 subscriber base, it could be up to that many systems.
    This went on for roughly two weeks before the company caught wind of it. In that time, the employee generated nearly 30 Bitcoins which would be worth more than $18,000 based on current exchange rates. Given the clientele (gamers), the employee was able to generate much more than he would have on a regular system as powerful gaming machines are excellent setups for mining.
    ESEA said at the time they would donate the ill-received Bitcoins to charity and match the donation out of their own pocket. The employee in question has also since been terminated.

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    i donno... maybe the court thinks company was not monitoring its employee's activity/corruption

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    The company can sue that person but the people have to sue the company, that's how legal entities work. And it is ESEA's fault for letting this happen, the employees they hire is representative of their actions, so them going haywire is ESEA's problem.

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    so who gets the 1 million? the victims?
    Quran 6:159 - there is no sunni, shia under Islam.

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    ^not in BD

    we have a 'vokta odhikar ain' (consumer privilege law), where u cant sue anyone lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syeef View Post
    so who gets the 1 million? the victims?
    It's not $1 million, it's 325k payable now and rest if they do this again within the next ten years.

    And as sad as this is going to sound, the "victims" are not getting the money, it's being collected by the state.

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    ^thats bad... those amd gpu buyers deserve this.

    but jebhabe american state gula bankrupt khaitese they need it

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