Cryptocurrency News Today: Thief jeopardizes state secrets by using nuclear power plant to mine cryptocurrency
People will do anything to get their hands on that sweet Cryptocurrency including, perhaps one of the most audacious yet, using secret areas in a nuclear power plant to hide and power mining machines.
According to a court case, a person with high level access to parts of the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant placed mining machines at one of the plant’s administrative buildings and siphoned electricity from the local grid, RT reports.
The mining network created by the individual was connected to the nuclear plant’s intranet. As a result, authorities believe the scheme has compromised the site’s security arrangements, which are considered a state secret.
On July 10, authorities raided the administrative building and seized computer equipment including six AMD Radeon RX470 graphics cards, PCI risers, power supplies, coolers, a motherboard, a USB flash drive, and a hard drive. The frame on which all the mining hardware was mounted was also removed, local news reports.
Given the nature of the power plant, external computer equipment is not authorized for use at the nuclear f