Epic Scale

uTorrent found quietly installing bundled Bitcoin mining software

BitTorrent has come under fire recently from its users after it emerged the company’s latest uTorrent build 38913 update apparently installed a Bitcoin mining software. This issue was picked up when a forum member “Groundrunner” in the uTorrent community forum noticed increased CPU loads, even while his computer was idle. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that this piece of software, named Epic Scale, is a Bitcoin miner that purports to use your “unused processing power to change the world.