Recently, the trial of a former engineer of a nuclear center located in the city of Sarov in the Nizhny Novgorod region took place. For mining on the center’s supercomputer, the man was awarded a fine of 450,000 rubles.
A former employee of the all-Russian research Institute of experimental physics (RFNC-VNIIEF) was charged with unauthorized access to computer information (part 3 of article 272 of the criminal code) and violation of the rules for the operation of storage, processing or transmission of computer information (part 1 of article 272 of the criminal code).
Two other employees of the center were also investigated, but a criminal case was opened against them on charges of creating, using and distributing malicious computer programs (article 273 of the criminal code of the Russian Federation). At the moment, the case has already been transferred to the court.
Recall that the engineers of the nuclear center were detained for mining cryptocurrencies on a supercomputer with a capacity of 1 petaflops in early 2018. At the same time, the supercomputer was not initially connected to the Internet, but engineers were able to solve this issue.