Italian airport clerk secretly mined Ethereum
An airport employee in Italy mined ETH
Police identify the accomplices of the underground miner
"Rosseti" complain about underground miners, which steal electricity
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An employee of the Italian airport Lamezia Terme was engaged in mining Ethereum on the company’s servers. A computer technician by profession was able to install a miner virus on airport computers.
Airport security threatened
Staff member at Italian Lamezia Terme Airport was was detained on suspicion of illegal mining of the ETH cryptocurrency on the company’s servers. It is reported by the local edition of Rai News. 41-year-old computer technician secretly installed malware on company servers and mined coins ETH.
According to the publication, an airport employee created his own mini-farm for mining cryptocurrencies, consisting of 5 powerful computers. Airport server capacity was partially used for cryptocurrency mining. Until police do not disclose how many ETH coins were mined. but airport management already made a statement that by his actions the technician had jeopardized the company’s IT security, which could lead to negative consequences. Now law enforcement officers continue to investigate this case and identify the miner’s accomplices.
Underground mining brings millions of damages to the company
Underground mining is not popular only in Europe, but also in Russia. how earlier reported BeInCrypto, Rosseti employees complain that the illegal mining of cryptocurrency brings in damage of millions of rubles annually. As Rosseti employees admitted in their official Telegram channel, starting in 2017 company regularly records the theft of electricity from networks. Three of the year total damage was 450 million. rubles. Total 35 cases of theft of electricity were recorded.
“Since 2017, we have been recording attempts by unscrupulous businessmen to reduce their costs and increase profits by stealing electricity for goals mining cryptocurrencies. We call such entrepreneurs “black miners”, – it was said in the message.
Trying to make money money on the extraction of cryptocurrencies, the Russians organized homemade mining farms in their own apartments, garages and summer cottages. And in order not to pay for electricity, they arbitrarily connected to the power grid. Naturally, in some cases, such activities led to sad consequences..
Regularly in Russia, Emergencies Ministry services register cases of fires as a result of uncontrolled home mining. Previously BeInCrypto togetherl, that an underground miner from Vologda started a fire in his own garage. The likely cause of the fire was the explosion of one of the computers. Firefighters suspect the equipment in operation was generating too much heat and exploding as a result.
A similar case occurred in the Primorsky Territory. The miner started a fire in a residential building that destroyed seven apartments and a roof. The amount of damage exceeded 53 million rubles.
According to the TokenInsight report, a record number of miners are registered in Russia – about 140,000 people. By this indicator Russia has overtaken China – there is a little less, than 84,000 miners, Ukraine – 56 000 miners, USA – about 45,000 miners and Venezuela – about 30,000 miners. it means what Russia is an priority region for mining, and quantity miners, rather Total, will be increase.
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