The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) discovered an illegally connected mining farm in the Kharkiv region, which consumed hundreds of thousands of hryvnias worth of electricity every month.
The equipment was found in a rented warehouse near Kharkov. According to the SBU, several residents organise the farm.
Law enforcement officers noted that the attackers stole electricity “in industrial volumes” through illegal connections to networks:
“At the same time, the systematic overload of utility networks could lead to large-scale interruptions in the power supply of housing facilities and critical infrastructure in front-line areas.”
The SBU announced a pre-trial investigation.
Earlier in Kiev, a fraudulent scheme was exposed to raise funds from victims under the guise of investing in mining farms.