Public servant from the Florida Department of citrus (FDoC) was arrested for use of public computers for mining cryptocurrency.
The Department of law of the state of Florida (FDLE) was jailed Matthew McDermott (Matthew McDermott), 51-year-old IT Manager from the state Agency in charge of the citrus industry in the state.
As stated in the FDLE, McDermott used the Department computers to mine cryptocurrencies including bitcoin and Litecoin. As the head of the FDoC, utility account Department from October 2017 to January 2018 increased by 40%.
Mining cryptocurrencies requires a large amount of electricity and productive equipment. The investigation revealed that McDermott has spent more than $22 thousand with a state purchasing card for the purchase of 24 GPUs from July to December.
He is charged with Grand theft and official misconduct.
Recall that earlier in Russia there were registered cases when the employees use office equipment for mining of cryptocurrencies in PJSC “Transneft” the savings Bank of Russia, and even in a closed Federal nuclear center in the Nizhny Novgorod region Serowe.
Recently the Australian Federal police launched an investigation against two employees of the Bureau of Meteorology in Melbourne on suspicion of mining cryptocurrencies at public expense.
But all these cases on the scale exceeds discovered yesterday in the Orenburg illegal mining farm. According to preliminary data, she stole electricity to 60 million rubles or slightly more than $1 million.