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Coin Hive again enters spotlight as UFC site caught mining coins using visitors’ computers

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (ufc.com) is the latest service to come under fire for running Coin Hive’s Monero mining scheme, using site visitors’ CPU power to mine cryptocurrency for a fast buck.

After The Pirate Bay ran a test to see if it could monetize traffic without ads by using JavaScript cryptocurrency mining code, UFC stands accused of doing the same – without notifying subscribers, who, unlike torrent seekers, pay to access their content.

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