Law enforcement agencies of Ukraine exposed the scheme of mining crypto-currencies using the facilities of a state-owned enterprise
Employees of the Ukrainian state enterprise Ukrzaliznytsia organized an illegal mining farm for the extraction of cryptocurrencies. This was reported in the press service of the prosecutor’s office in Kiev.
It is reported that a group of employees entered into an agreement with a certain citizen to select significant amounts of electricity from the enterprise’s networks in the Zhytomyr region. During the search, 60 video cards with power supplies for them, a hard drive, and two Internet receivers were found and seized.
“According to preliminary estimates, the amount of damage caused to state interests is more than 1.7 million hryvnias [~₽2.7 million],” the capital’s prosecutor’s office reports.
At the same time, the state enterprise itself stated that the equipment was located in a private room, which was connected to the Ukrzaliznytsia power grid.
Recall, earlier it became known that investigators of the Main Investigation Department of the National Police of Ukraine, together with the SBU, covered the call center of cryptocurrency brokers. To attract investments, scammers created platforms for exchange trading in foreign currency and cryptocurrency, guaranteeing super profits in a short time.
In mid-July, law enforcement agencies arrested and handed over to the National Agency of Ukraine for Identification, Tracing, and Asset Management funds in the amount of about 50 million hryvnias (~ ₽100 million) in various currencies, 830 kg of silver, six land plots in Kiev and three apartments as part of the cryptocurrency fraud case.
According to the prosecutor’s office, the arrest was carried out in criminal proceedings as part of the illegal sale of cryptocurrencies to users from the Russian Federation, as well as residents of the “LDNR” without paying taxes and with subsequent legalization.