'Abstractism' removed from Steam over claims it includes Monero-mining malware

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Developer Okalo Union denies shipping cryptocurrency miner with resource-hogging platform game

Valve Software has removed a platform game called Abstractism from its Steam store and refunded customers following complaints that it was shipped with cryptocurrency mining malware. In a statem...

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