The Pirate Bay (TPB), a peer-to-peer file sharing platform, has reportedly redeployed its cryptojacking script, which harnesses processing power from the site's visitors to mine cryptocurrencies. The site previously experimented with cryptojacking in September 2017. Now, according to TorrentFreak, TPB has decided to run the technique again\u2014this time at a higher max CPU share. It\u2019s unclear at present to what extent the script will prove to be an issue in practice, although some notable members of TPB forum appear to be less worried about its use. One of the popular file-sharing sites on the Internet, TPB will use the script to automatically commandeer surplus processing power from those visiting its site, which in turn will be used to mine Monero in a background process. At the time of their initial tests, the file sharing site said the script would use a maximum of 20-30% excess user processing power to generate revenue for them. However, according to initial findings, users are reporting as much as 90% being used with the new script, with some hardware reportedly overheating as a result of using the site. The move is thought to be primarily in search of revenues lost from ad sales, with TPB rumoured to be suffering disproportionately with users running ad blockers. The TPB community is already critical of the move, specifically on the secretive nature of the rollout, and the lack of an opt-out from using the script. However, some senior members of the community, such as forum super moderator \u2018Sid\u2019 have said the problems may be overstated. Sid suggested individuals are only mining in short bursts, during the time it takes for source magnet links. This, he suggested, was unlikely to be noticeable, and certainly not harmful to the user\u2019s hardware. "The time it takes to download a torrent is completely and utterly irrelevant," the so-called "TPB supermod" wrote in the forum. "All you require from TPB is a magnet link. Open the site. Find a torrent. Click the magnet link. Close the site. End of miner. If you are ever on TPB for more than 5 minutes or so you're doing it wrong.And if you're ever on TPB without an ad blocker you're doing it doubly wrong." Cryptojacking is gaining in popularity online, as a method of monetizing websites with significant traffic. As an alternative to advertising, cryptojacking scripts allow site owners to generate revenue mining cryptocurrency like Monero, to maintain an ad-free service or offset the effects of ad-blocking software.