600 Bitcoin mining devices, stolen in Iceland, now may be in China, CoinDesk reports.
The police of Iceland sent a request to the Chinese authorities after they learned that they had confiscated 600 mining computers. The Tianjin police seized the devices after discovering an unusually high consumption of electricity in their territory.
The Chinese media then reported "the largest electricity theft in recent years," adding that 8 industrial fans were also confiscated. Attackers connected to the substation bypassing the counters, thus intending to avoid the need to pay for the energy they use to mine the cryptocurrency.
However, until the end it is not clear whether the devices confiscated in China, the attitude to the "big bitcoin-robbery" that occurred in Iceland. Earlier it became known that the devices were stolen during several episodes in December and January. Their exact location is still unknown.
The alleged organizer of the crime should be extradited to Iceland from the Netherlands, where he went, leaving prison on his own, after visiting Sweden.