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Feds Raid Cryptocurrency Mine Filled With Thousands of PlayStation 4s In Ukraine

Feds Raid Cryptocurrency Mine Filled With Thousands of PlayStation 4s In Ukraine

But in Ukraine last week, the government’s Security Service (SBU) discovered something quite different when it busted a mining operation for allegedly stealing electricity: thousands of PlayStation consoles, apparently modified to mine cryptocurrency. According to an official report from the SBU, the mining operation was discovered in the city of Vinnytsia, which is nearly 170 miles from the capital of Kyiv. The mining farm was reportedly located in a former warehouse of JSC Vinnytsiaoblenergo, a regional electricity provider. The SBU claims that the offenders stole electricity from the provider, and used doctored meters to hide their tracks. Thousands of game consoles are notable for a mining operation, since mining is a global competition between server farms stocked with high-grade hardware.

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