An Australian government employee is appearing in court today after using work equipment to mine cryptocurrency for his own gain. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) allege that the 33 year-old from Killara in New South Wales took advantage of his position as an IT contractor to modify government computer systems to mine cryptocurrency. The man’s illicit mining operation is said to have earned him more than AU$9,000 ($6,000), according to an AFP announcement. The unnamed man is facing two charges: unauthorized modification of data to cause impairment, and unauthorized modification of restricted data. These charges carry maximum penalties of 10…

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Australian civil servant faces 10 years for mining cryptocurrency on government computers
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