Russian scientists busted mining crypto in NUCLEAR facility

Russian scientists have been busted mining cryptocurrency at a Russian nuclear weapons research weapons.

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The entire 'can it mine' joke has surpassed the 'can it run Crysis' thing from what feels like 50 years ago now, but then the news broke that scientists working at a Russian nuclear weapons research facility have been arrested, because they were mining cryptocurrency at the site.

Russian scientists busted mining crypto in NUCLEAR facility |

Interfax and the BBC are both reporting that scientists that haven't been named have been arrested, and handed to the Federal Security Service (FSB) after it was discovered they were mining crypto. There has been a representative from the Scientific Research Institute for Experimental Physics who has said: "There has been an unsanctioned attempt to use computer facilities for private purposes including so-called mining".

Some of these scientists were using the supercomputer at the nuclear facility to mine cryptocurrency, with the security department at the site receiving an alert that the scientists had connected the machine to the internet, which nuclear-related machines are usually not connected to the internet. But you need to be in order to mine, which is how these people were busted.

Interfax has said that there will most likely be criminal charges laid.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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