Man convicted of installing cryptomining programs without consent

A Japanese court on Friday overturned the acquittal of a man accused of secretly installing and using a cryptocurrency mining program on the computers of visitors to his website.The Tokyo High Court ruled the 32-year-old website designer operated the Coinhive program without the knowledge or permission of visitors to his website. The court described the man’s action as a “malicious crime used for personal gain” and fined him 100,000 yen ($910).”Visitors were not informed of (the mining program) or given the chance to reject it,” said Presiding Judge Tsutomu Tochigi.The website designer express…

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