Russians held for 'mining bitcoin' at top nuclear lab

Russians held for 'mining bitcoin' at top nuclear labEngineers at Russia’s top nuclear research facility have been detained after they attempted to mine bitcoin on its computers, Russian news agencies reported Friday. Several employees at the Russian Federal Nuclear Centre in the city of Sarov have been detained after making “an attempt to use the work computing facilities for personal ends, including for so-called mining,” a spokeswoman for the centre, Tatiana Zalesskaya told Interfax news agency. The centre is overseen by Rosatom, the Russian nuclear agency, and works on developing nuclear weapons.



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