Just don’t use work resources for personal gain.
A former government contractor in Australia who mined crypto using state-owned supercomputers has avoided jail time.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Jonathan Khoo was ordered to complete 300 hours of community service for installing code on two supercomputers run by Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, or CSIRO, to mine cryptocurrency.
Khoo was able to mine AU$9,420 worth of cryptocurrencies and deposited these to his Ethereum and Monero wallets in 2018.
CSIRO, which conducts scientific and technological research for the Australian government, said Khoo’s actions diverted needed computing power and cost the agency AU$76,668.