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Russian Scientists Arrested for Using Nuclear Supercomputer to Mine Bitcoin

Getty ImagesUniversal Images Group Bitcoin fever has apparently spread to the highest levels of Russian defense. Several scientists working at top-secret Russian nuclear warhead facility have been arrested for mining Bitcoin while on the job. The scientists are being accused of using one of the country’s most powerful supercomputers to mine the cryptocurrency. Advertisement – […]

Scientists at Russian nuclear research facility arrested for mining cryptocurrency

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Russian Nuclear Center engineers arrested for using supercomputers to mine cryptocurrency

File Photo Employees at the Russian Federation Nuclear Center have been arrested on suspicion of using supercomputers at the facility to mine cryptocurrency. With increased interest and value in cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, Monero, and Ethereum, threat actors have also begun to capitalize on the emerging industry. Botnets are being utilized to harness power stolen […]

Russian scientists arrested for ‘mining bitcoin’ on supercomputer at nuclear facility

Russian authorities have arrested engineers at one of the country’s top-secret nuclear warhead facilities after they allegedly tried to mine bitcoin on its computers. Several employees have been detained at the Federal Nuclear Centre in Sarov, western Russia, after making “an attempt to use the work computing facilities for personal ends, including for so-called mining”, a […]

Russians arrested for mining cryptocurrency at nuclear facility

MOSCOW — Two employees of Russia’s top nuclear research institute have been arrested for using the facility’s supercomputer for crypto-currency mining. Russian news agencies cited the Russian Federal Nuclear Center as confirming the arrests on Friday. But the reports did not indicate whether the employees had made any money from the computer use. In mining, computers […]

Russians arrested for ‘mining bitcoin’ at nuclear facility | World news

Employees at the national nuclear centre in the city of Sarov tried to use work computers to generate the cryptocurrency The value of bitcoin has fallen over the past few weeks Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Engineers at Russia’s top nuclear research facility have reportedly been detained after they attempted to mine bitcoin on its computers. Several […]

Cryptocurrency scheme leads to Russian nuclear weapons staff arrests

Sarov, the location of a nuclear weapons lab where scientist are accused of a cyrptocurrency scheme, is also home to this museum showing several historic Russian nuclear bombs. This photo is from a 1995 visit by Stephen Shankland, second from left. Stephen Shankland/CNET Computers at nuclear weapons labs are supposed to be used for things […]

Russian Engineers Arrested for Using Nuclear Weapons Facility to Mine Cryptocurrency

A surviving Tsar Bomba casing at Sarov’s nuclear weapons museum. (Screenshot: Facebook/VNIIEF) Russian authorities say they have arrested several engineers employed at the the All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics in Sarov, a top secret nuclear weapons facility, because they were involved in a cryptocurrency-mining scheme at work. The tightly guarded nuclear facility is where […]

Russian nuclear scientists arrested for ‘Bitcoin mining plot’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The arrested scientists worked at the secret factory which made the USSR’s first nuclear bomb 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, […]

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