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ESEA Bitcoin scandal I had the client installed from 2012 to 2015 just hearing about this now

I lost 2 commuters to this 2012, athon quad core motherboard stopped working 2012-2013, gaming labtop 1,500 that had zero issues gaming csgo overheated, cause, ESEA client,2013,2014, amd 9590 gtx 750 ti, running upward 160+ days no restarts with Skype call going nonstop for 100+ days live streaming 12+ hours a day my pc was never restarted since I built it in December 2013, it ran to 2015, ESEA client was installed on every machine I owned. since, I played CSGO and live streamed it daily. how do I get compensated for this, I lost hardware and money. I have the old hard drive from 2012-2014 I can pull it out if people want proof and I have papal statements. from 2012 to 2014. my ESEA ran at startup in the background so I had no control over closeting it and like I said I never restarted my 9590 build when this crap was going down. I reformated my 9590 in 2015 and all the issues above on that pc got fixed but that pc still have problems to this day now I have ryzen 2700x and the gtx 750 ti pink artifacts since 2014, and am9590 cpu runs terrible and overheats like a made man since 2015
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325,000$ penalty for ESEA's "bitcoin-operation"

325,000$ penalty for ESEA's submitted by foobarbaz12345 to GlobalOffensive [link] [comments]

ESEA Bitcoin Scandal: Attorney Jonathan Jaffe, same attorney that took on Facebook is now taking on ESEA

If you were in anyway affected by the ESEA Bitcoin mining and are interested in joining the ESEA Class Action Suit and live outside of California, please visit http://www.jaffe-law.com/contact/contact.php and submit your complaint.
If you live in California, email them at [email protected] or call them at 415-425-1474 as this lawsuit will be filed in California.
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war owl esea bitcoin farm video gone?

i remember watching a video where warowl explains the esea bitcoin farm scandal and i wanted to show it to a friend but now it appears to be gone. is warowl being a suck up to esea? or am i technologically inept?
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Anyone effected by the ESEA Bitcoin scandal living in Northern California

If you live in northern California and were effected by the ESEA Bitcoin mining, please message me or email us at [email protected] to join in on a Class action lawsuit.
UPDATE:
Refer to this thread as well: http://www.reddit.com/GlobalOffensive/comments/1ey4wk/esea_bitcoin_scandal_attorney_jonathan_jaffe_same/
Thanks!
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Jaguar has been fired for the ESEA Bitcoin Scandal

Jaguar has been fired for the ESEA Bitcoin Scandal submitted by weenus to GlobalOffensive [link] [comments]

Cadred's Richard A. Lewis lays out the story of the ESEA bitcoin mining scandal

Cadred's Richard A. Lewis lays out the story of the ESEA bitcoin mining scandal submitted by Thooorin to leagueoflegends [link] [comments]

A comprehensive analysis of the ESEA bitcoin fiasco

A comprehensive analysis of the ESEA bitcoin fiasco submitted by theroflcoptr to tf2 [link] [comments]

"What would help e-sports the most would be serious repercussions for the people that try to steal from and exploit the very people that enable it to exist." As expected, Richard Lewis weighs in on the ESEA Bitcoin scandal.

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Physical damages done by ESEA Bitcoin mining?

I realize that a large majority of the ESEA community and CS:GO player base were very violated by this whole fiasco. Has anyone here actually had damages to your hardware from this though? For me personally, I only boot up the ESEA client when I actually want to play on their servers, I don't just leave it on.
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News about ESEA-bitcoin-scandal-thingy: 1M$ penalty

News about ESEA-bitcoin-scandal-thingy: 1M$ penalty submitted by _SgtPepper_ to GlobalOffensive [link] [comments]

Oh no!!! Mr evil lpkane is taking popflash moonies away! Halp keep popflash away from esea bitcoin!!!

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Cadred's Richard A. Lewis lays out the story of the ESEA bitcoin mining scandal

Cadred's Richard A. Lewis lays out the story of the ESEA bitcoin mining scandal submitted by Thooorin to starcraft [link] [comments]

For those of you guys interested in the ESEA Bitcoin scandal (the video game league using their client to secretly mine bitcoin), please tune into eSports news show Live On 3 at 7PM EST today, we'll be interviewing Craig Levine, the owner of ESEA

For those of you guys interested in the ESEA Bitcoin scandal (the video game league using their client to secretly mine bitcoin), please tune into eSports news show Live On 3 at 7PM EST today, we'll be interviewing Craig Levine, the owner of ESEA submitted by gootecks to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Cadred's Richard A. Lewis lays out the story of the ESEA bitcoin mining scandal

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ESEA BITCOIN DRAMA (My GPU is fried)

I don't even understand how you guys play MM, and I understand now why you guys are so stressed and butt hurt that valve is letting down the public community.
I played one game of MM tonight
TLDR : I feel bad for you guys valve is letting you down and you cant or just wont pay a measly 7 dollars for ESEA.. pretty much turned /globaloffensive into a forums for MM. I obviously dont care about down votes, but Every ESEANEWS post's is downvoted and every ESEA flair gets downvoted
let the down votes begin
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cross-post about ESEA bitcoin mining

cross-post about ESEA bitcoin mining submitted by brookt to starcraft [link] [comments]

Cadred's Richard A. Lewis lays out the story of the ESEA bitcoin mining scandal

Cadred's Richard A. Lewis lays out the story of the ESEA bitcoin mining scandal submitted by Thooorin to counterstrike [link] [comments]

Cadred's Richard A. Lewis lays out the story of the ESEA bitcoin mining scandal

Cadred's Richard A. Lewis lays out the story of the ESEA bitcoin mining scandal submitted by Thooorin to gaming [link] [comments]

ESEA Bitcoin Scandal: Attorney Jonathan Jaffe, same attorney that took on Facebook is now taking on ESEA

If you were in anyway affected by the ESEA Bitcoin mining and are interested in joining the ESEA Class Action Suit and live outside of California, please visit http://www.jaffe-law.com/contact/contact.php and submit your complaint.
If you live in California, email them at [email protected] or call them at 415-425-1474 as this lawsuit will be filed in California.
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Update: ESEA Lawsuit

A few things have occurred since the initial filing of the lawsuit against ESEA. Lets recap:
May 24: Attorney Jonathan Jaffe agrees to take on ESEA for installing illegal malware on its users computers to mine for bitcoins. Court date set for December 4, 2013.
July 3: Lawsuit filed against ESEA in California Court system.
Here is what has happened since:
August 9: ESEA legally notified of complaint and lawsuit.
September 4: Attorney Steven Velkei agrees to defend ESEA and files a motion to compel arbitration. Court date set for October 23, 2013.
*"A motion to compel arbitration is a request made to a court in a pending litigation matter to force a party to submit the dispute to arbitration." *
We will keep you updated as to what happens October 23.
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WARNING: Remember to read your third-party client's Terms and Conditions.

to start off, i recently heard about ESEA's bitcoin scandal and all the hacks where private info was stolen from users, so i decided to read their Terms and Conditions in full.
https://play.esea.net/index.php?s=forums&d=topic&id=492102 (thread on bitcoin scandal)
here is part of the agreement (i've removed the non-important parts to cut down on length):
"E-SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT (ESEA) CLIENT SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
E-SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT, LLC. RESERVES ALL RIGHTS NOT SPECIFICALLY GRANTED HEREIN.
Monitoring and Collection of Data Licensee acknowledges and agrees that ESEA CLIENT software is self-updating, which means that future updates will, from time to time and without any notice, automatically be downloaded and installed as a normal and expected function of ESEA CLIENT software. BY INSTALLING THE ESEA CLIENT YOU CONSENT TO THE AUTOMATIC DOWNLOADING AND INSTALLATION OF ESEA CLIENT FILES AND UPDATES.
Licensee further acknowledges and accepts that ESEA CLIENT software may be considered invasive. Licensee understands that ESEA CLIENT software inspects and reports information about the computer on which it is installed to other connected computers and Licensee agrees to allow ESEA CLIENT software to inspect and report such information about the computer on which Licensee installs ESEA CLIENT software.
Licensee understands and agrees that the information that may be inspected and reported by ESEA CLIENT software includes, but is not limited to, devices and any files residing on the hard-drive and in the memory of the computer on which ESEA CLIENT software is installed. Further, Licensee consents to allow ESEA CLIENT software to transfer actual screenshots taken of Licensee’s computer during the operation of ESEA CLIENT software for possible publication. Licensee agrees that any harm or lack of privacy resulting from the installation and use of ESEA CLIENT software is not as valuable to Licensee as the potential ability to play interactive online games with the benefits afforded by using ESEA CLIENT software. BY INSTALLING THE ESEA CLIENT SOFTWARE YOU CONSENT TO THE INSPECTION, COLLECTION AND REPORTING OF SCREENSHOTS, SOFTWARE, DEVICE AND PROCESS INFORMATION REGARDING THE COMPUTER ON WHICH THE ESEA CLIENT IS INSTALLED.
BY INSTALLING THE ESEA CLIENT YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE MONITORING, INSPECTING, COLLECTING AND REPORTING OF INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR COMPUTER AND ITS USE IS NECESSARY TO PROVIDING A CHEAT-FREE ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL ESEA CLIENT USERS. YOUR USE OF THE ESEA CLIENT INDICATES YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE POTENTIAL INVASIVENESS OF THE ESEA CLIENT AND ITS MONITORING, INSPECTION, AND REPORTING FUNCTIONALITY.
For more information on data collection, use and disclosure, refer to the ESEA Privacy Policy, available at http://play.esea.net/index.php?s=content&d=privacy_policy."
"Disclaimer of Warranties The ESEA CLIENT IS PROVIDED "AS-IS" AND ESEA DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. ESEA CANNOT GUARANTEE AND DOES NOT PROMISE ANY SPECIFIC RESULTS FROM USE OF the ESEA CLIENT. ESEA DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE ESEA CLIENT OR ANY PART THEREOF IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE ESEA CLIENT FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION IN THE USE AND DOWNLOADING OF ANY SUCH CONTENT OR MATERIALS AND USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES."
"Limitation of Liability LICENSEE AGREES THAT NEITHER E-SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT, LLC., ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, LICENSORS, BUSINESS PARTNERS, SUCCESSORS NOR ASSIGNS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM WHATSOEVER INVOLVING ESEA CLIENT SOFTWARE IN ANY WAY. FURTHERMORE, SHOULD ANY VERSION OF ESEA CLIENT SOFTWARE, INCLUDING FUTURE VERSIONS, PROVE DEFECTIVE IN ANY WAY, LICENSEE ASSUMES THE ENTIRE COST, IF ANY, OF LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY TYPE AND TO ANY DEGREE. THIS WARRANTY DISCLAIMER SHALL SURVIVE TERMINATION OF THE LICENSE OF ESEA CLIENT SOFTWARE BY LICENSEE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE LICENSE IS TERMINATED BY E-SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT, LLC. OR LICENSEE."
before today, i wasn't aware that installing this software grants them full access to my entire PC. i also wasn't aware that they've essentially admitted that it's invasive and could be vulnerable, yet they still claim that they take no responsibility for any damages caused by their admittedly invasive and potentially vulnerable software.
it's kind of lame how they can claim to "prevent hackers" in csgo while hacking your PC and storing private info at the same time. they even refuse to accept responsibility for their own service, so if your credit card number gets stolen because of their incompetence, they can't be held accountable. if a hacker finds a way to get in to your PC through their client, they still cannot be held accountable. they've even been caught once already using their client to mine bitcoins without their users' knowledge, and all they did was release a statement blaming it all on a scapegoat, claim they've taken steps to prevent it from happening again, and donated $7000 (chump change for a company this big) to charity... to me, it sounds like they're only sorry that they got caught...
i posted on their own forums in the hopes that it would spark a discussion, but i was only told to "get lost" and my thread was locked by admins. hence why i'm here. i don't think something like this should be swept under the rug so easily. https://play.esea.net/index.php?s=forums&d=topic&id=879138 (mostly the same exact thing i posted here)
all that being said, i wouldn't mind accepting their Terms and Conditions if they would simply TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN PRODUCT. but as it is right now, it all sounds pretty damn shady to me. user beware.
LET ME BE CLEAR. i don't mean to single out ESEA, but i haven't yet read up on CEVO's or FaceIt's Terms and Conditions. if anyone else has read these, a response from you would be appreciated.
TL:DR - beware of whatever CSGO client you use. i wouldn't recommend using a service that accesses your kernel designed by a company that admits to their product being vulnerable yet still refuses to accept responsibility for any problems that their admittedly vulnerable product can cause.
stay safe.
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E-Sports League In Malware Bitcoin Scandal ESEA shitpost GTA V character videos, ESEA stealing bitcoins, EVE TV show, and more! Weekly Roundup, May 3rd

US regulators have smacked games biz ESEA with a $1m fine for surreptitiously installing a Bitcoin miner in its software. The settlement was announced on Tuesday and means ESEA gaming will pay the state of New Jersey $325,000 of its $1m fine upfront, and the rest will be scrubbed if the company has a clean record for the next ten years.. The company had 'fessed up in May to an employee using ... Skandal: ESEA nutzt Client als Bitcoin-Miner Eine unglaubliche Nachricht erreichte die Szene-Seiten am heutigen Mittag. Wie ein User herausgefunden haben soll, nutzte die ESEA ihre Nutzer seit dem 14.04.2013 aus, um Aufgaben zu lösen, die Bitcoins einbringen. Dies soll über den PUG-Clienten passiert sein - die Grafikkarte des Users wurde dabei verwendet. Bitcoins sind eine neue Art, im ... Update: ESEA co-founder Craig "Torbull" Levine has responded with a more official statement, posted to the ESEA news page. He admits they were testing Bitcoin integration, to "determine whether it ... ESEA, die Plattform für semi-professionelle und professionelle CS:GO-Fans nutzt 2013 Grafikkarten von nichtsahnenden Spielern als Bitcoin-Miner. ESEA: Gerichtliche Einigung im Bitcoin-Skandal. von unserem Autor . Manuel Bauer. 20.11.2013, 16:14 Uhr . Die eSports Entertainment Association sorgte im Frühjahr mit der Verbreitung von ...

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E-Sports League In Malware Bitcoin Scandal

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