In Iceland, robbed several cryptocurrency farms worth almost $ 2 million
In the period from December 5, 2017 to January 16, 2018, the Icelandic company Advania announced several thefts that occurred on several cryptocurrency farms owned by The company.
As a result of incidents in the municipalities of reykjanesbaer and Burgerburo was stolen about 600 cards, 100 of power sources, 100 motherboards and other hardware.
As you know, Iceland is one of the centers of mining industry due to good climatic conditions and access to cheap renewable electricity.
During the incident in the municipality of reykjanesbaer cameras managed to commit the theft. On 21 February, the local police said they had detained two suspects.
As reported by the local edition of Visir, all stolen equipment was not used for data storage, so the company suffered only financial losses, which are estimated at 200 million kroons or 1.990,000 us dollars.
According to another local publication, the police even monitors the consumption of electricity, as stolen equipment can be used for mining, and this is known to be an energy-intensive process. It is not yet known whether the equipment remains in Iceland or has already left the country. The suspects refuse to cooperate with the investigation.