Italian airport servers used for ether mining

An employee at the Italian airport Lamezia Terme was arrested for using the computer systems of the server rooms for Ethereum mining (ETH).

According to local media outlets, the city’s prosecutor’s office opened a criminal case against a 41-year-old man who turned his workplace into a full-fledged mining farm. During a check of internal computer systems, the airport administration found installations for the extraction of cryptocurrency in two technical rooms.

Investigation revealed that an employee connected equipment to the Internet through internal network systems responsible for  complex service management. In addition, the man infected the airport servers with malware for hidden mining..

Italian airport servers used for ether mining

Video footage from surveillance cameras also confirmed his involvement in the creation of the farm..

This is far from the first use case. resources of strategic objects for cryptocurrency mining. For example, last year the Security Service of Ukraine discovered mining farm at the South Ukrainian NPP.

text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: Espace Presse

Italian airport servers used for ether mining

Italian airport servers used for ether mining

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