Norwegian Bitcoin Mining Firm Gets a Bomb Threat
It is known that cryptocurrencies have conducted to cryptojacking, money laundering, scam, and other related attacks. This time, a Bitcoin mining farm in Norway received a bomb threat.
The Norwegian newspaper Vakdalposten announced that the mining firm known as Kryptovault was threatened with a bomb on August 11th. The company is active in Follum, Honefuss, and Dale.
Gjermund Hagesaeter, managing director of Kryptovauls, told the Ringerikes Blad newspaper that he immediately reported the case to the police. He also asked his team to be more cautious regarding their activities.
“The threat has been reported to the police and these are also taking the whole issue very seriously indeed. We have also asked the police to assess whether any further action needs to be taken. The facility at Follum is located in a fenced area, so it would be difficult for any intruder to gain access but the one at Dale is far more accessible so we have warned everyone to be on their toes,” Haegesater told Ringerikes Blad.
Conflicts with residents
Hagesaeter told Vakdalsposten that the company has been involved in some conflicts with residents in Honefoss and Dale about the establishment of its mining farms.
“This is sabotage. If you are expanding crypto mining and filling the country with noise, then you will be sabotaging the peace. I am threatening to send you some explosives”.
The team of the Bitcoin mining center in Dale was warned to be vigilant and to abandon the building whenever the employees notice something anomalous. The police authority is notified of this and will investigate the case.
Kryptovault is a Bitcoin cloud mining firm that rents space and monitors computers to mine cryptocurrencies. The company’s farms are “powered with green and clean Norwegian energy sources from hydro-, and wind-powered turbines”.