Hundreds of mining computers stolen in Iceland Bitcoin heist

Iceland has been host to one of the largest ever Bitcoin thefts, with 600 mining computers stolen during four burglaries.

Eleven people have so far been arrested in connection with the crime, reports NBC News, but the computers themselves – worth about $2 million – have so far eluded the authorities.

Olafur Helgi Kjartansson, a police commissioner in the area of Reykjanes, said: “This is a grand theft on a scale unseen before. Everything points to this being a highly organised crime.”

Last month, a group of Russian engineers working at a top-secret nuclear warhead facility were arrested for allegedly using one of the station’s supercomputers to mine Bitcoin.