In Iceland, authorities are hoping a power surge will lead them to the criminals’ stash.
Bitcoin Mining: 600 powerful servers specifically designed to mine bitcoin. (what’s bitcoin? Here’s everything you will need to know.) Plus 600 graphics cards, 100 processors, 100 power provides, 100 motherboards and 100 sets of computer memory card.
According to The Associated Press along with Visir, these are the things a coordinated pair of ancestral thieves has stolen. And though 11 people have been arrested and at least 2 are still in custody, not one of the stolen computers have yet been discovered by police.
The thefts, which occurred between late December and early January, were allegedly captured on surveillance cameras by Advania, the host firm hit by two of those three thefts. (The pictures cards, processors etc were supposedly stolen from a home.) Advania had been offering its customers access to bitcoin-mining rigs, also it seems like people were the type which were stolen. The Associated Press reports the stolen servers are worth almost $2 million.
“Everything points to this being an exceptionally organized crime.”
The AP reports that police are tracking energy consumption over Iceland if the thieves turn in their new computers and put a strain on the grid because that could potentially lead them back to the stolen computers’ place.
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