Bitcoin Hackers Charged As Nuclear Power Plant Security Compromised

Illicit cryptocurrency mining isn’t usually associated with state-level security compromises, but then Bitcoin hackers don’t often target nuclear power plants.

Detectives from the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) searched the Yuzhnoukrainsk nuclear power plant on July 10. During the raids, two bespoke cryptocurrency mining hardware rigs were seized from office 104 in the plant’s administrative wing, along with fiber-optic and network cables.

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