The Japanese district court for the first time sentenced a person to imprisonment in the case of a hidden mining. The real term was the consequence of arrests conducted by the police in 10 prefectures.
On Monday, the Japanese media reported that the man received a year in prison for using other people’s computers without their consent.
According to the publication Nikkei, July 2 circuit court Sendai made the decision to award the 24-year-old unemployed citizen of the city of Amagasaki in Hyogo Prefecture one year in prison, with the sentence suspended for three years in connection with family circumstances of the defendant.
Articles Nikkei and Kahoku not mentioned the name of the remote tool used for mining, as well as the fact that mining crypto-currencies using scripting Coinhive was intentional.
However, a source familiar with this issue, explained that the defendant has added the program to your website, which was distributed online games, in January-February 2018. The man did not warn users about running on a hidden miner.
Fraudulent programs for games illegal in Japan and break the Law on a ban of competition in Japan. Violators can be brought by the police and punished for their acts of crime.
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Authorities in China arrested a man for stealing a significant amount of electricity used to power a mining farm.
According to news Agency Xinhua, police in the province Anhui seized more than 200 machines used for mining bitcoin and Ethereum, after the local power company reported the surge of electricity consumption.
The suspect allegedly stole 150.000 kWh of electricity in the period from April to may 2018. A Chinese citizen surnamed MA told the police that he wanted to make money out of mining.
He bought the equipment in April, but later found out that the daily electricity costs would have amounted to more than 6000 yuan (921 US dollars). MA said that at the time of his arrest, he worked “in a minus”.
This is not the first case of theft of electricity miners. In April, China had recorded two similar cases.
And during another incident, China had arrested six people in Tianjin. Police said the suspects used the 600 ASIC-s for bitcoin mining. Xinhua news Agency reported that this is possibly “the largest theft of electricity in recent years.”
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According to local media reports in Taiwan, members of a local gang was wounded miner.
According to Liberty Times, a miner, about which we only know that his name is Wu, has received 10 million RMB (almost $ 1.6 million), two “local bandits” to invest in mining business.
Since mining the farm was not in Taiwan and in mainland China, where as you know the government has consistently taken steps to toughen policy towards cryptocurrency, Woo was having problems with working capital and return on investment. Power mining-farm unknown, but we know that Wu failed tarabotti about 370.000 dollars, which he, however, failed to convert to Fiat money.
At the meeting with “investors” Wu confessed that he can’t make another payment on schedule, and the reason is called the strict policy by the Chinese authorities in relation to cryptocurrencies.
Bandits not satisfied with this explanation and they shot Woo in the ankle, and then disappeared, but a few hours later surrendered to the police.
The police confirmed that both “investors” belong to one of the local gangs. This is the first crime of this kind, which was recorded in Taiwan.
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