Engineers of Nuclear center in Sarov was arrested for mining on a supercomputer

FSB officers detained two engineers of the closed nuclear center in Sarov in Nizhny Novgorod region for trying to mine cryptocurrency on a supercomputer.

The power of a supercomputer is about 1 petaflops. The device is in the all-Russian research Institute of experimental physics (RFNC-VNIIEF), which is engaged in development and production of nuclear weapons.

The supercomputer is designed to perform complex scientific calculations and did not have access to the Internet. However, this issue engineers decided and started to use the device for mining.

Department of own safety of the object is passed the device is connected to the Internet, the FSB and the miners were arrested. Now men are under house arrest.

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