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An employee of the medical institution brought to work equipment for the extraction of cryptocurrencies and connected it in the room where the hospital for COVID-19 patients was previously located.
An employee of the republican hospital in Gorno-Altaysk was detained for organizing a mining farm in a medical institution. In February 2021, the chief information protection specialist of the hospital brought devices for cryptocurrency mining and connected them to server equipment located in the former hospital for COVID-19 patients, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Altai reported.
An employee of the hospital for about a year illegally used electricity, causing material damage in the amount of almost 400 thousand rubles. illegal mining farm was discovered by employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the FSB. They seized equipment and searched the suspect’s residence and workplace.
A criminal case was opened against the employee of the medical institution, he faces up to two years in prison.
In June, in Irkutsk, the organizers of a mining hotel were suspected of fraud and equipment of customers in the amount of more than 100 million rubles. customers were not disclosed the actual location of the equipment, and only a representative of the company had data for access to programs that allow you to dispose of the mined cryptocurrency.
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