Friday, June 21, 2024

Russian Scientists arrested for using Secret Nuclear Weapons Lab Supercomputer to Mine Bitcoin

Russian Scientists arrested for using All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics supercomputers to mine bitcoins secretly. The institute was located in the city of Sarov, Nizhny Novgorod region.

Now the crypto miners are detained by authorities and a criminal charge was filed against the researchers involved in mining. They were handed over to the authorities and their names are not disclosed in public.

“Indeed, there was an attempt to unauthorized use of office computing capacities for personal purposes, including for so-called mining,” Tatyana Zalesskaya, head of the research institute press service, told to Russian Media Interfax on Friday.

It is one of the oldest facility in Russia and nuclear researchers are carried out here starting from 1946.The facility has more than 20,000 employees and the supercomputer that is capable of performing 1,000 trillion calculations per second.

Similar attempts have recently been registered in a number of large companies with large computing capacities, which will be severely suppressed at our enterprises, this is technically a hopeless and criminal offense,” Zalesskaya noted.

Russia is one of the largest resources of electric power producer and exporters in the world, low-cost energy may make the mining more attractive in Russia.Couple of Aleksey Kolesnik a Russian Bussiness man bought two power plants for mining cryptocurrency.

Bloomberg reported that Young Russians now prefer to give as gifts server farms rather than diamonds, Deputy Finance Minister Alexey Moiseev said earlier this year.

Last week a 17-year-old schoolboy was arrested by Japanese police expecting to be the author of a Malware that steals Cryptocurrency Monacoin wallet Private key passwords.

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