E-Sports Reaches $1M Deal Over Illegal Hijacking Claims

Law360, Los Angeles (November 19, 2013, 6:10 PM EST) -- E-Sports Entertainment LLC has reached a $1 million settlement resolving allegations that it used malicious software code to illegally hijack 14,000 computers operated by the online gaming company's subscribers, New Jersey's acting attorney general announced Tuesday.

In a civil complaint filed Tuesday, John J. Hoffman accused E-Sports of deploying a network of computers to fraudulently monitor its consumers' computers and use them to illegally mine $3,500 worth of Bitcoins, a form of virtual currency.

Under the terms of the deal, E-Sports has allegedly agreed to stop...
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