The US Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Washington has officially accused Ho Jun Jia, a Singaporean, of stealing computing power for cryptocurrency miningMining
– is a type of activity for creating new blocks in the Blockchain to ensure proper system operation. Details.
The miner is accused of fraud
According to the US Attorney’s Office, between October 2017 and February 2018, Ho conducted a “large-scale cryptocurrency mining operation.”
Ho is reported to have financed his business by using stolen identification data and credit card data to lease resources from multiple vendors to perform cryptocurrency (such as Bitcoin and ether) mining calculations.
The US Attorney’s Office also states:
“In the few months his scheme remained active, Ho consumed more than $5 million in unpaid cloud computing services with his mining operation and, for a brief period, was one of Amazon Web Services (AWS) largest consumers of data usage by volume.”
Singapore police took Ho Jun Jia into custody. This crime is currently investigated according to Singapore law.
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