Nuclear scientists ARRESTED for trying to mine Bitcoin on government supercomputers...

An entire group of scientists working at a top secret Russian nuclear lab were arrested by security forces - in what they're calling a "plot to mine Bitcoin" using the governments high powered supercomputers. 

"There has been an unsanctioned attempt to use computer facilities for private purposes including so-called mining." says the press office at the Federal Nuclear Centrer.

The alarm bells went off within Russia's cyber security agency when the supercomputers went online.  The computers are never supposed to be connected to the internet, to prevent any possible hacking attempts.

This specific base is so heavily protected, the entire town it's located in, known as 'Sarov' isn't even listed on maps in Russia, and permits are needed to even get within several miles of it.

Author: Ross Davis
San Francisco News Desk