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Taiwanese Miner consumes illegal electricity for about 2 million € – Coin Hero

Taiwanese Miner consumes illegal electricity for about 2 million € – Coin Hero

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Matthias Nemack –
28.12.2018

That Mining is by means of Malware is a risk for users of PCs and, increasingly, also for businesses with larger server systems, it is now known. The current message from Taiwan shows that there is no need for a criminal network, in order to earn the “hidden” Mining at the expense of others money.

Mining-concentration on Ethereum and Bitcoin

In this size you read – at least in the case of a single perpetrator – rather rare from the abuse of others ‘ computers for crypto Mining. The message from Taiwan is now showing quite impressive, what a criminal potential may have the Mining of Bitcoin and other currencies in reality. Media in Taiwan reported around the holidays of a theft of electricity, the. The detained man was not literally in rags, to enrich themselves at the two currencies, Ethereum and Bitcoin.

About 2.6 million of damage in the Affected

The value of the illegally used energy for its Mining activities amounts to the equivalent of more than 2.6 million euros. That single Miner to use such a scale, the systems of others, without being noticed, has to date, however, are quite rare. The result: The Suspect has been arrested and must answer now before the court. Mr. Yang would not have been caught “” would have paid off his measures.

Business premises served the perpetrators as a serious backdrop

Because the competent authority in Taiwan announced a sum of at least EUR 12 million that should have mined the offender. As a guise of the man should have rented a variety of rooms. From its established Internet cafes and other companies he had worked in the Background on Mining with the help of ignorant computer and server users.

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