Illegal mining center with 1,500 devices closed in Makhachkala

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Employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the FSB revealed an underground mining center in Makhachkala. About this press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Dagestan informed in my Telegram channel. As part of the raid, the security forces seized 1,476 cryptocurrency mining machines.

“In the course of the activities, the illegal functioning of mining farms was discovered, 1,476 high-performance devices that produced digital currency were seized,” the Ministry of Internal Affairs said.

The press service also added that the owners of the mining center provided paid services for “accommodating, supplying energy and ensuring the safety of devices that generate digital currency.”

As part of the case, material is being collected under part 2 of article 171 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Illegal entrepreneurship” and part 2 of article 165 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Causing property damage by deceit or abuse of trust”. The total cost of the entire mining center remains unknown.

Meanwhile, Rosseti North Caucasus has identified another mining center on the territory of OJSC Makhachkalavodokanal. According to press servicethe damage from theft of electricity can amount to more than ₽26 million.

“OJSC Makhachkalavodokanal belongs to the category of consumers with the status of “socially significant objects”, the shutdown of which, according to the current legislation, is not allowed,” the press service emphasized.

Earlier it became known that law enforcement agencies confiscated more than a dozen bitcoin mining ASICs as part of a raid on a bakery near Novosibirsk. The Russian has set up a mining farm in the village of Druzhny, Kochenevsky district, Novosibirsk region. During a joint raid by the RES personnel and employees of the local police department, “the fact of unmetered electricity consumption was revealed in the bakery, where a mining farm was discovered during the inspection.”

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