Russians arrested for 'mining bitcoin' at nuclear facility

Russians arrested for 'mining bitcoin' at nuclear facility

Engineers at Russia’s top nuclear research facility have reportedly been detained after they attempted to mine bitcoin on its computers, The Guardian reported citing Interfax.

Several employees at Russia’s nuclear centre in the city of Sarov have been detained after making “an attempt to use the work computing facilities for personal ends, including for so-called mining”, a spokeswoman for the centre, Tatiana Zalesskaya, told Interfax news agency.

“Their activities were stopped in time,” she added.

“The bungling miners have been detained by the competent authorities. As far as I know, a criminal case has been opened regarding them,” she added, without saying how many were detained.


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