The State Company Rosseti has recently again pointed to the growing scale of underground mining in our country. She specified that since 2017 the damage from activity of the miners stealing the electric power, has exceeded 600 million rubles.
Dagestan was the leader among Russian regions in terms of the number of illegal crypto mining equipment detected.
However, in other regions, the power industry is also periodically found to be operating underground farms. One such farm was discovered this week in the Murmansk region.
The north-western representative office of Rossetey reported that bitcoin mining equipment was found in an abandoned greenhouse in the village of Tuloma.
The energy industry recorded an increase in power consumption and immediately suspected that a mining farm was working there. The equipment was found by Rossetey employees during a joint raid with law enforcement agencies.
According to preliminary data, the damage from the farm’s operations exceeds 7 million roubles. The identity of the owner of the miners has already been established. A criminal case is planned to be initiated against him.