Starbucks Wi-Fi Turned People’s Laptops into Cryptocurrency Miners

Noah Dinkin, CEO of Stensul, discovered that the Starbucks Wi-Fi provider was hijacking his laptop to mine a digital currency.

The hidden miner was found in a Starbucks coffee shop located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The wireless network provided by the company was injecting the mining code onto customer computers in order to generate digital currency.

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