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2/9/2018
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Russian Authorities Arrest Engineers for Cryptocurrency Mining at Nuclear Weapons Site

The nuclear weapons facility employees reportedly tried to mine cryptocurrency via a supercomputer.

Russian media is reporting that authorities have arrested several engineers working at a major nuclear weapons facility after they were caught trying to mine cryptocurrency with the facility's supercomputer, according to Gizmodo.

The Sarov-based All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics is a highly sensitive and guarded facility reportedly with some 20,000 employees and a petaflap-speed supercomputer. It's also where the USSR built its first nuclear bomb.

The engineers' scheme reportedly was detected after they tried to link the mostly offline supercomputer to the Internet.

Read more here and here.

 

 

 

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