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Starbucks cafe’s wi-fi made computers mine crypto-currency

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionIt is not known who was behind the mining operation Starbucks has acknowledged that visitors to one of its branches were unwittingly recruited into a crypto-currency mining operation. The wi-fi service provided by one of the coffee chain’s Buenos Aires outlets surreptitiously hijacked connected computers to use their processing power to create […]