Cops: Cryptocurrency miners who steal electricity like to hide out in areas where power consumption is high


Perak police chief Comm Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid. - Ronnie Chin/The Star

IPOH: Cryptocurrency mining operations that steal power usually occur in densely-populated areas or near industrial zones where electricity consumption is high to conceal their activity, say police.

Perak police chief Comm Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said another sign of a mining operation taking place is an "exhaust fan" protruding from the premises.

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