Russian Authorities Arrest Engineers for Cryptocurrency Mining at Nuclear Weapons SiteThe 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.
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