Russia’s investigative Committee for the Republic of Crimea made a criminal case against two former members of the Council of Ministers. Each ex-official who used government servers for mining the cryptocurrency that is assigned a penalty of 30 000 rubles. About it reports a press-Department service.
We are talking about two former members of the it Department of the Council of Ministers of the Republic. The criminal scheme was disclosed in September 2017. According to the head of the head of the Committee on anti-corruption of Crimea Alexander Achatina, for mining was used more than a dozen computers in the basement of the building of the Council of Ministers. In addition, they installed malware that provided access to internal information posted on the servers. Management of “station” were from Canada. According to the investigation, former civil servants illegally mined cryptocurrency more than five months.
To cash out the money, the criminals did not. According to the Russian Newspaper, their joint earnings amounted to only 15 thousand rubles. However, according to the experts, for the entire period of activity in mining on the computers of the Council of Ministers have spent more than 11 thousand kilowatts of electricity. As a result, the government was billed for the amount of 57 thousand rubles.
Against malefactors criminal case under part 1 of article 285 of the criminal code (abuse of power). Because the perpetrators are compensated for the cost of electricity, the punishment was replaced by fines.
This is not the first case when employees of state agencies use the service equipment for mining. In February of this year, two engineers of all-Russian research Institute of experimental physics (RFNC-VNIIEF) used the supercomputer for an unnamed mining cryptocurrency.