In the conveyor control hall at the AvtoVAZ plant in Togliatti, they discovered a farm for mining cryptocurrencies. An employee of the plant connected to the local power grid by hiding equipment in electrical cabinets. The farm probably functioned at least from November 2017, writes Volga Avtostroitel.
With an average electricity consumption of one device of about 1000 kWh per month, the total amount of AvtoVAZ’s cost of stolen electricity from November 2017 amounted to over 600 thousand Russian rubles (about $ 9 thousand at the current rate). The miner himself, according to unofficial information, was able to earn at least 1.2 million rubles.
According to the representative of AvtoVAZ, the identity of this person has already been established and law enforcement agencies are currently working with him, reports Auto Mail.Ru. The reason for the test, apparently, was a sharply increased energy consumption.