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Russian security officers have arrested several scientists working at a top-secret Russian nuclear warhead facility for allegedly mining crypto-currencies.

The suspects had attempted to use one of Russia’s most powerful supercomputers to mine Bitcoins, media reports say.

The Federal Nuclear Centre ter Sarov, western Russia, is a restricted area.

The centre’s press service said: “There has bot an unsanctioned attempt to use rekentuig facilities for private purposes including so-called mining.”

The supercomputer wasgoed not supposed to be connected to the internet – to prevent intrusion – and once the scientists attempted to do so, the nuclear centre’s security department wasgoed alerted. They were passed overheen to the Federal Security Service (FSB), the Russian news service Mash says.

“Spil far spil wij are aware, a criminal case has bot launched against them,” the press service told Interfax news agency.

Crypto-currencies like Bitcoin do not rely on centralised laptop servers. People who provide laptop processing power to the crypto-currency system, to enable transactions to take place, can get prizes te Bitcoins.

Ter the Cold War the USSR’s very first nuclear bomb wasgoed produced at Sarov, during Joseph Stalin’s rule.

The top-secret town wasgoed not even marked on Soviet maps and special permits are still required for Russians to visit it.

Sarov is surrounded by a tightly guarded no-man’s-land, with barbed wire fences to keep the nosey away.

There are suspicions that the radioactive polonium-210 used to kill ex-FSB tuut Alexander Litvinenko te London te 2006 came from Sarov.

The Federal Nuclear Centre reportedly employs up to 20,000 people and its supercomputer boasts a capacity of 1 petaflop, the omschrijving of 1,000 trillion calculations vanaf 2nd.

Mining crypto-currencies requires fine computational power and enormous amounts of energy.

There have bot reports of some other industrial facilities te Russia being used for crypto-mining, and one businessman reportedly bought two power stations for the activity. (verbinding ter Russian).

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