Russian engineer Denis Baykov, who was arrested last year for using the superpowers of a work computer to mine bitcoins, received a fine of $7000. The decision was made by the Sarov City Court.
– is a type of activity for creating new blocks in the Blockchain to ensure proper system operation.
Details in a top-secret laboratory
The nuclear engineer decided to use the power of a computer to mine bitcoins at a top-secret nuclear facility – an atomic laboratory in the closed city of Sarov (Arzamas -16). Denis Baykov was found guilty of illegal operation of a supercomputer on September 17 this year. Now it became known that he was fined $7000 for illegal access to digital information and violation of the rules for using a working computer. It is reported that the nuclear center’s electronic computer can reach speeds of up to 1000 trillion transactions per second, therefore, to maintain security, the computer runs on a separate network outside the universal Internet. Andrei Rybkin and Andrei Shatohin – two more employees of the Sarov Nuclear Power Plant are awaiting sentencing.
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- The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) found mining equipment at the South Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plant. Security officials suspect employees of the National Guard of Ukraine of unauthorized installation of equipment.
- Arzamas-16, the current city of Sarov, was the center of Soviet atomic projects in Soviet times. The first atomic bomb of Russia was produced there during the Cold War. The city was so classified that it was not even shown on Soviet maps, and the Russians still need special permits to enter it. Now there is the Federal Nuclear Center in which almost 20,000 scientists are developing nuclear weapons. And on March 9, 2011, a supercomputer was officially commissioned there – one of the most powerful computers in Russia, on which the incident of illegal mining of bitcoins by the scientist Denis Baykov occurred.