The ex-head of the Russian Post branch is suspected of mining cryptocurrencies in the workplace
The former head of the Russian Post branch in Mineralnye Vody is suspected of mining cryptocurrencies using the company’s energy resources; a criminal case has been initiated against him. RNS writes about this with reference to a statement by the Office of the Investigative Committee for the Stavropol Territory.
“According to the investigation, since September 2019, the suspect has installed and illegally connected to the power grid in the branch of JSC "Post office" computer equipment for cryptocurrency mining. After that, he used this equipment for six months, ”the statement says..
The damage from the miner’s activities is estimated at 30,000 rubles. What kind of cryptocurrency he mined and with the use of what technical means, the publication does not specify.
The case was initiated under the first part of Article 285 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (abuse of office), according to the materials of the FSB and the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Stavropol Territory. Investigative measures are being taken to collect the necessary evidence base.
Earlier it became known that the employees of the Lviv branch of “Ukrzheldoroga” illegally connected to the energy system of the company to extract bitcoin. The amount of damage caused by miners was then estimated at more than $ 41,000.
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