back to article Let's get ready to grumble! UFC secretly choke slams browsers with Monero miners

Yet another website has been caught secretly running Coin Hive's JavaScript that silently pressgangs visitors' computers into mining the Monero digital currency. On Monday, it was the turn of Ultimate Fighting Championship's pay-per-view ufc.tv site, which streams mixed martial arts battles in which men and women in tight …

  1. Sureo

    Bam!

    Just a punch in the face for their customers.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    the website people pay good money to watch fights

    didn't you, in all the previous articles on the issue, always mention how the idea was to run miners as an ALTERNATIVE revenue stream? It would be interesting to see if there was just ONE instance of "alternative" versus "additional" :)

  3. Andy The Hat Silver badge

    Made me smile

    " the biz is very cash rich, and shouldn’t need the relative pittance such a mining operation would bring in compared to its subscription fees."

    The belief that a 'fight' business based on maximising income in any way possible will not take advantage of another way to screw the punter perhaps suggests that the author had a very sheltered upbringing.

  4. DNTP

    Alternative-context product lines

    Everyone is thinking about this far too narrowly. What if we slightly altered the context of the situation, and instead surmised that UFC is actually a cyptocurrency mining operation, and what they are licensing is simply legitimate mining software? With the opportunity to pay to watch entertaining MMA matches on your device while it crunches numbers?

    In this alternative narrative can we really say this is wrong.

    1. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: Alternative-context product lines

      Unless they ask permission first... it's wrong no matter how it's justified.

      I can believe that the greed factor might be running amok.. a few dollars here, a few there, and with millions of users it soon adds up to a nice bonus for the board or maybe the infamous "shareholder value".

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