In Russia, a wave of pseudo-ministry of thermal power plants began with a demand for payment in bitcoin

  • A wave of false ministry recorded in Russia

  • A similar scam pattern was observed back in December 2019

  • The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation previously blocked two postal services through which anonymous messages about mining were received

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Attackers claim that they will continue to “mine” strategic objects until a businessman returns the bitcoins

A wave of false mining of thermal power plants recorded in Russia.

According to IvanovoNews, cybercriminals anonymously report planted explosive devices, demanding payment of bitcoins.

A wave of false ministry has begun in Russia ...

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The press secretary of the branch of PJSC “T Plus” in Ivanovo, Anatoly Levin, in an interview with IvanovoNews, confirmed the fact of an anonymous message, but no explosive device was found.

Citing its own sources, IvanovoNews reports on a whole series of anonymous reports about the mining of industrial and administrative buildings.. 

The Ministry of Internal Affairs has not yet commented on the situation.

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In anonymous letters, the attackers announced their intention to continue mining the combined heat and power plants until an entrepreneur returns 120 bitcoins to a wallet in the WEX cryptocurrency exchange.

In December 2019, similar anonymous calls occurred in Russia in the same way demanding to pay 120 bitcoins, since the miners were deceived by users of the now closed WEX exchange.

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Earlier, the Prosecutor General’s Office blocked two mail services ( and, through which anonymous reports of false mines were received..

The blocking of the last two services is notable for the fact that was used to register the domain, on which the technical documentation of the bitcoin blockchain first appeared, and is the creator of bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, someone (one person or a group of developers) hiding under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, revolutionized digital … More used to send out documentation.

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