With Bitcoin’s value fluctuating wildly, not to mention hitting some incredible highs, it’s not surprising that some engineers will decide that illegitimately mined Bitcoins are the way to go.

Gaming Company Fined $1M for Turning Customers Into Secret Bitcoin Army

E-Sports Entertainment Association (ESEA) — which lets serious CounterStrike players face each other down in anti-cheat modes — infected about 14,000 of its customers with the code, which ended up mining about 30 bitcoins over two weeks last spring.