In Australia, an employee aged 33 years old will face the law after being caught mining cryptocurrencies while at work.
The man’s offence was that he modified the computer at his workplace to carry out his selfish interest. His mining activities yielded about 6,184 USD in profits and he intended to keep all of it for himself. The man from Sydney is being faced with two charges. These are: illegal modification of the company’s data and reducing the company’s data illegally. The Australian Police Force says his offence appears under the Criminal Code Act of Australia.
But this is not the first time. The AFP caught some people doing the same thing last year at their respective work places.
The penalty is usually imprisonment ranging from two years to ten years.
According to Chris Goldmid of the AFP, this is a grievous offense. He puts it this way:
“Australian taxpayers put their trust in public officials to perform vital roles for our community with the utmost integrity. Any alleged criminal conduct which betrays this trust for personal gain will be investigated and prosecuted.”
This is probably the latest report about workers who mine cryptocurrencies at work.
There was another incident in 2017 where a former worker at the Federal Reserve Board of Directors was penalized $5,000 for mining bitcoins with a US central bank server.
In Russia, some nuclear scientists were guilty of this offense and in China, two school principals were also caught six months ago.