Scientist Arrested by Russian Securities
Scientist working at a top-secret has been arrested by Russian security. The media reported that the suspects tried to use Russia most powerful supercomputers to mine Bitcoins.
The centre’s press service said:
“There has been an attempt to use these services.
The supercomputer was not censored to be connected to the Internet – to prevent the intrusion. They were handed over to the Federal Security Service (FSB).
The press service told the Interfax news agency;
Crypto-currencies like Bitcoin do not rely on centralized computer servers. How to make money to the cryptocurrency system, to allow transactions to take place, can get rewards in Bitcoins.
During the cold war, the first nuclear bomb of the USSR was made in Sarov, under the reign of Joseph Stalin.
Sarov is surrounded by a well-kept no man’s land, with barbed wire to keep the curious away.
There are suspicions that radioactive polonium-210 used to kill ex-FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006 from Sarov.
The Federal Nuclear Center would employ up to 20,000 people and its supercomputer would have a capacity of 1 petaflop, or 1,000 trillion calculations per second.
Cryptocurrency extraction requires a lot of computing power and enormous amounts of energy.
Other industrial facilities in Russia have been used for crypto-mining, and a businessman would have two power plants for this activity.
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