Published on October 11th, 2017 | by bitcoin0
Rogue Employee Fired for Mining Bitcoin on Game Network
An unidentified staffer at the ESEA gaming network has been fired for allegedly turning the company’s software into a secret Bitcoin-mining Trojan.
Now, as the company faces a class action lawsuit, it says that employee has been axed.
“The person responsible for releasing the unauthorized Bitcoin mining code has been terminated,” said ESEA co-founder Craig Levine in an email message.
The company then said that it had toyed with the idea of adding a Bitcoin mining option to its software, but that a rogue employee added the code “for his own personal gain,” according to Levine.
It’s possible to earn virtual currency by lending computer processing power to the peer-to-peer Bitcoin network, and the graphics processing chips you typically find on serious gaming machines are better at this Bitcoin “mining” than CPUs.