3800 PS4s super spectacular! Ukraine busts illegal cryptocurrency mining site

The State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) recently busted an illegal cryptocurrency mining operation in Vinnytsia Oblast at a power company warehouse, and uncovered 3,800 PS4s at the scene, making for a spectacular scene.

According to a press release from the National Security Service of Ukraine, the illegal cryptocurrency mining site was found to be operated by residents of Kiev and Vinnytsia, who used the old warehouse of the electricity supply company “JSC Vinnytsiaoblenerho” as a mining base camp, stealing electricity directly from the power grid to avoid detection, resulting in The power company loses between 50,000 and 7 million hryvnia (Ukrainian legal tender, about 51,000 to 7.18 million NTD) per month.

The Ukrainian State Security Service said that the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine directed the State Security Service and the police of Vinnitsa region to crack the case and seize 3,800 PS4s, more than 500 display cards, 50 processors, as well as power consumption files, laptops, cell phones, portable discs and other items; the criminals were unauthorized to use electricity and have been transferred to the court.

The Ukrainian State Security Service stressed that if this illegal cryptocurrency mining site continues to operate, it may lead to power outages in the entire Vinnytsia region, and is currently conducting an in-depth investigation to identify all those involved in illegal activities, including the personnel of the power supply company “JSC Vinnytsiaoblenerho”, to To find out if there is a situation where the inner gods pass through the outer ghosts.