Russian nuclear scientists arrested for 'Bitcoin mining plot'
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Russian nuclear scientists arrested for 'Bitcoin mining plot'

By Satoshi_Nakamoto following x   2018 Feb 9, 10:29am 85 views   1 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


Russian security officers have arrested several scientists working at a top-secret Russian nuclear warhead facility for allegedly mining crypto-currencies.

The suspects had tried to use one of Russia's most powerful supercomputers to mine Bitcoins, media reports say.

The Federal Nuclear Centre in Sarov, western Russia, is a restricted area.

The centre's press service said: "There has been an unsanctioned attempt to use computer facilities for private purposes including so-called mining."

The supercomputer was not supposed to be connected to the internet - to prevent intrusion - and once the scientists attempted to do so, the nuclear centre's security department was alerted. They were handed over to the Federal Security Service (FSB), the Russian news service Mash says.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43003740
1   CBOEtrader   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 9, 12:02pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Russia enforces their legal protocol. Must be nice to have honest federal law enforcement

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