Ukrainian nuclear power plant putting state secrets at risk


a person with access to restricted parts
of a nuclear power plant in Ukraine used it to mine cryptocurrency potentially
exposing the facility as top-secret security plans according to a court case
it s well known that cryptocurrency mining is a power-hungry endeavor that
consumes more electricity globally than some nations do so working near a
nuclear reactor seems only logical Ukraine s spoofs Security Service
apparently busted an illegal mining operation while checking the South
Ukraine nuclear power plant the second largest in the country
luckily the criminal enterprise seems to have been relatively small scale and
didn t involve hijacking the plant as equipment which would have compromised
at safety instead they deployed several computers tailored for the kind of
computation needed for mining at one of the clans as administrative buildings
siphoning electricity from the local grid court papers cited by local media
said the computer network created by the crypto crooks was connected to the plant
as Internet disperses it may have compromised the site as security
arrangements which are considered a state secret
we papers don t identify the perpetrators but say investigators also
searched the premises used by a National Guard unit tasked with guarding the car
plant and confiscated more computer equipment there so the people who were
supposed to be defending the highly dangerous piece of Ukrainian
infrastructure could well have been behind this scheme

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