Six people were arrested in Klingenthal, Saxony, Germany, who steal electricity and operate a cryptographic mining company. According to the police, they were running 49 computer systems in the PGH district of the electricity service company. At least for 2017, they will have to pay damages equivalent to 30 generations of power to the utilities, resulting in a total loss of 220,000 euros.
Thirty of the 49 computers operated by them were equipped with special mining hardware and had 80 GPUs installed. Five men and one woman were arrested on charges of stealing electricity from the mining business.
A local man was arrested in Taiwan last December for allegedly stealing $ 3 million worth of electricity to mine Bitcoin and Etherium. The man is accused of mining 100 million yuan worth of cipher money. He said he switched the field wiring to steal electricity and manipulated the power so that it could not be measured.
A Chinese man was sentenced to three years and six months in prison for stealing electricity from a railway station in October last year in China for bit coin mining. The man stole power from Nov. to Dec. 2017 in the region, and said he has operated 50 bit coin diggers and 3 cooling fans for 24 hours.
In addition, a local police officer in Ukraine has mined cryptograms at work for four months. The investigators were confiscated with eight graphics cards, six power supplies, two hard disks, and one main board. For more information, please click here .