Crypto enthusiast detained in Southern Russia for mining at energy provider’s expense

TASS Russian News Agency | May 23, 2019 at 9:37 AM

Law enforcement agents have detained a Russian national from the Dagestan Region suspected of inflicting 4.5 million rubles ($70,000) losses on an energy providing company by illegally connecting his equipment to the power grid in order to mine cryptocurrency, Russian Defense Ministry spokeswoman Irina Volk told TASS.