Authorities also noted that the illegal tech was in the same room as other critically important computer servers, prompting concerns over possible security breaches. The employee, who was the IT supervisor at the centre, admitted that the equipment was his and said he’d had been using it for several months. He’s facing charges including police corruption, grand larceny, computer trespassing, and official misconduct, according to reports. This charged could land him with up to 15 years in jail if convicted.
The shock discovery was made after several employees complained about the slow internet connection, as well as the suspicious number of air conditioning repairs in the suspect’s office. Bitcoin mining rigs usually use up a lot of electricity and results to systems releasing huge amounts of heat, leaving infrastructure weakened.