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Ukrainian Crypto-Mine With 3,800 PS4 Consoles Raided!

Mega PS4 Crypto-Mine : How Much Can It Make?

The Ukrainian Security Service just raided an illegal crypto-mining operation using 3,800 PS4 consoles!

Take a look inside this Ukrainian PS4 crypto-mine, and find out how much they’re making!

 

Ukrainian Crypto-Mine With 3,800 PS4 Consoles Raided!

Cryptocurrency miners have turned the gaming world upside down, buying up graphics cards and even gaming laptops in bulk. As long as it has a GPU, they are snatching it up!

But their demand for more computing power does not seem to be sated, and they even turned their attention to old PS4 consoles!

While many have pooh-poohed the possibility of mining cryptocurrency using PS4 consoles, the Ukrainians went ahead and did it!

On 8 July 2021, the Ukrainian SBU (Sluzhba bezpeky Ukrayiny, Security Service of Ukraine) raided the LARGEST illegal crypto-mine in Ukraine, finding :

  • 3800 PS4 gaming consoles,
  • more than 500 graphics cards,
  • 50 processors,
  • documents accounting their power consumption,
  • notebooks, phones, and flash drives.

By hiding inside the former premises of JSC Vinnytsia Oblenerho – a leading Ukrainian power supply company, this crypto-mine conveniently and quietly stole power from the JSC Vinnytsia Oblenerho network!

According to preliminary estimates, they were siphoning about 5 to 7 million Ukrainian Hryvnia (approximately US$180,000 to 260,000 / RM770,000 to 1.08 million) every month!

 

How Much Can This Ukrainian PS4 Crypto-Mine Make?

The PS4 and PS4 Slim use a custom AMD Radeon 7970M GPU, with 18 compute units and 8 GB of GDDR5 memory with 176 GB/s of memory bandwidth.

It is roughly 20% slower than the AMD Radeon 7970M mobile GPU, but cryptomining is less about processing power, and memory bandwidth.

So let’s just call PS4 Slim equivalent to the Radeon 7970M for mining purposes, which delivers a hash rate of about 8.35 H/s.

Each PS4 console would be fast enough to generate 0.00013896 BTC worth US$4.62 per month, as of 12 July 2021.

So that Ukrainian PS4 crypto-mine with 3,800 PS4 consoles should generate about 0.528048 BTC worth US$18,041 per month, as of 12 July 2021.

That’s really not a lot of profit to be honest, especially when you consider how much electricity they are actually using!

In fact, it is really a loss-making operation if they actually paid for their electricity – they would lose $9 for every dollar they make!

 

Ukrainian SBU : Official Statement On PS4 Crypto-Mine

This is the English translation of the official statement by the Ukrainian SBU on the illegal PS4 crypto-mine :

The Security Service of Ukraine has exposed and documented the illegal extraction of large amounts of electricity in Vinnytsia. The attackers exchanged cryptocurrency directly in one of the former premises of JSC Vinnytsiaoblenerho. Currently, it is the largest underground crypto-farm discovered by Ukrainian law enforcement agencies: almost 5,000 units of computer equipment were seized.

SBU officers established that the illegal crypto-farm was created by residents of Kyiv and Vinnytsia. They used one of the former warehouses of Vinnytsiaoblenerho JSC, which is located on the company’s industrial site.

The attackers illegally took electricity from the networks of JSC Vinnytsiaoblenerho. To hide their activities, they used conventional means of accounting for electricity consumption.

According to preliminary conclusions of experts, the monthly amount of losses from such activities can range from 5 to 7 million UAH. At the same time, the illegal withdrawal of electricity could lead to more global consequences – entire neighborhoods of Vinnytsia could be left without electricity.

Militiamen registered criminal proceedings under part 2 of Art. 188-1 (theft of water, electricity or heat through its unauthorized use) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

During the authorized searches at the place of operation of the farm and at the addresses of the defendants, the following were seized:

  • 3800 game consoles;
  • more than 500 video cards;
  • 50 processors;
  • draft documentation on electricity consumption accounting;
  • notebooks, phones, flash drives.

Currently, operational and investigative actions are underway to establish the full range of persons involved in illegal activities, including the involvement of officials of JSC “Vinnytsiaoblenergo”.

Exposure measures were carried out by the State Security Counterintelligence Protection Service in the field of economic security of the SBU together with the USBU in Vinnytsia Oblast and the Main Investigation Department of the National Police of Ukraine and under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor General’s Office.

 

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Horizon Zero Dawn : Get It FREE For PS4 / PS5!

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition is FREE for a limited time for PS4 / PS5!

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Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition

In an era where Machines roam the land and mankind is no longer the dominant species, a young hunter named Aloy embarks on a journey to discover her destiny.

In a lush, post-apocalyptic world where nature has reclaimed the ruins of a forgotten civilization, pockets of humanity live on in primitive hunter-gatherer tribes.

Their dominion over the new wilderness has been usurped by the Machines – fearsome mechanical creatures of unknown origin.

Shunned by her tribe since birth, Aloy has never known a mother’s embrace or the acceptance of a community. Her only companion was Rost, the stern, impassive recluse who fostered her.

Rost taught Aloy to survive any physical hardship and to scorn comforts as weakness – but he couldn’t provide the answer to the questions which troubled her above all else: who her parents were, and why she was cast out.

Explore a vibrant landscape rich with the beauty of nature. Travel through stunningly detailed forests, imposing mountains and the atmospheric ruins of a bygone civilization, all brought together in a world that is alive with changing weather systems and a full day/night cycle.

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition includes :

  • Horizon Zero Dawn base game
  • The Frozen Wilds expansion
  • Carja Storm Ranger Outfit and Carja Mighty Bow*
  • Carja Trader Pack**
  • Banuk Trailblazer Outfit and Banuk Culling Bow*
  • Banuk Traveller Pack**
  •  Nora Keeper Pack**
  • Digital Art Book and PS4 theme

* To redeem the items, go to any in-game traders outside the Embrace and outside the Cut to find special treasure boxes that contain the items. Latest patch updates have to be installed in advance.

** Tokens will be available in the user’s inventory in exchange of the items with any trader inside the game. Latest patch updates have to be installed in advance.

 

Horizon Zero Dawn : How To Get It FREE For PS4 / PS5!

As part of Sony’s Play at Home campaign, Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition is FREE to download and own for a limited time!

Just head over to the Horizon Zero Dawn page in PlayStation Store and add it to your account!

When : Now until 14 May 8 PM PT / 15 May 4 AM BST

 

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Swedish Chef DLC : FREE For PC / PS4 / PS5 / Xbox / Switch!

The Swedish Chef DLC for Overcooked! All You Can Eat is FREE for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox and Switch!

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Overcooked! All You Can Eat

The Peckish have risen again and it’s your job to satisfy their hunger, are you ready to save the world again? Overcooked!

All You Can Eat is a chaotic cooking game where players need to work together (or alone) to serve as many dishes as they can before the timer runs out.

Travel through the land cooking up a variety of recipes in evolving and dynamic kitchens.

 

Swedish Chef DLC

Fire up the ovens, it’s time for a cross-over! Swedish Chef from The Muppets joins the chef roster exclusively for Overcooked! All You Can Eat.

Looking for even more calamity in your kitchen? Swedish Chef will be available to download for free for a limited time.

 

Swedish Chef DLC : How To Get It FREE!

Make sure you follow these steps to get the Swedish Chef DLC for FREE by 30 April 2021.

PC (Steam)

  1. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  2. Go to the Swedish Chef DLC page on Steam.
  3. Click on the green Download button.

PS4 / PS5

  1. Log into your existing PlayStation account, or create a new account.
  2. Search for the Swedish Chef DLC page in the PlayStation Store.
  3. Click on the orange Add to Library button.

Xbox

  1. Log into your existing Microsoft account, or create a new account.
  2. Go to the Swedish Chef page.
  3. Click on the blue Get button.

Switch

  1. Log into your existing Nintendo account, or create a new account.
  2. Go to the Overcooked! All You Can Eat page.
  3. Scroll to the Individual DLC section at the bottom.
  4. Click on the red Free download button.

That’s it! You now have the Swedish Chef DLC in your account.

Note : You need the Overcooked! All You Can Eat base game for this DLC to work.

 

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Ten PS4 Games Are FREE For A Limited Time!

Horizon Zero Dawn and nine other PS4 games are FREE for a limited time!

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Ten PS4 Games Are FREE For A Limited Time!

As part of Sony’s Play at Home campaign, Horizon Zero Dawn and nine other PS4 games are FREE for a limited time!

Just head over to the PlayStation Store and add these free PS4 games to your account!

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition (Coming Soon!)

When : 19 April 8 PM PT / 20 April 4 AM BST until 14 May 8 PM PT / 15 May 4 AM BST

Hunt deadly machines on a quest to discover your destiny in the critically acclaimed hit Horizon Zero Dawn, and the epic expansion the Frozen Wilds.

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition includes :

  • Horizon Zero Dawn base game
  • The Frozen Wilds expansion
  • Carja Storm Ranger Outfit and Carja Mighty Bow*
  • Carja Trader Pack**
  • Banuk Trailblazer Outfit and Banuk Culling Bow*
  • Banuk Traveller Pack**
  •  Nora Keeper Pack**
  • Digital Art Book and PS4 theme

* To redeem the items, go to any in-game traders outside the Embrace and outside the Cut to find special treasure boxes that contain the items. Latest patch updates have to be installed in advance.

** Tokens will be available in the user’s inventory in exchange of the items with any trader inside the game. Latest patch updates have to be installed in advance.

ABZU

When : 25 March 8 PM PT / 26 March 3 AM BST until 22 April 8 PM PT / 23 April 4 AM BST

From the artistic mind behind Journey, Flower, and The Pathless, ABZÛ is a beautiful underwater adventure that evokes the dream of diving.

Immerse yourself in a vibrant ocean world full of mystery and bursting with color and life.

Enter The Gungeon

When : 25 March 8 PM PT / 26 March 3 AM BST until 22 April 8 PM PT / 23 April 4 AM BST

Enter the Gungeon is a gunfight dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.

Rez Infinite

When : 25 March 8 PM PT / 26 March 3 AM BST until 22 April 8 PM PT / 23 April 4 AM BST

Prepare yourself for the ultimate version of Rez, a thrilling journey of sights and sounds and shooting action, remastered and upgraded by members of the original development team exclusively for PS4 and (optional) PlayStation VR.

Subnautica

When : 25 March 8 PM PT / 26 March 3 AM BST until 22 April 8 PM PT / 23 April 4 AM BST

You have crash-landed on an alien ocean world, and the only way to go is down.

Subnautica’s oceans range from sun-drenched shallow coral reefs to treacherous deep-sea trenches, lava fields, and bio-luminescent underwater rivers.

The water teems with life: Some of it helpful, much of it harmful.

The Witness

When : 25 March 8 PM PT / 26 March 3 AM BST until 22 April 8 PM PT / 23 April 4 AM BST

The Witness is a single-player game in an open world with dozens of locations to explore and over 500 puzzles.

This game respects you as an intelligent player and it treats your time as precious.

There’s no filler: each of those puzzles brings its own new idea into the mix. So, this is a game full of ideas.

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission

When : 25 March 8 PM PT / 26 March 3 AM BST until 22 April 8 PM PT / 23 April 4 AM BST

Get a whole new perspective on platform games, thanks to PlayStation VR, in this daring rescue operation.

Take control of Astro in a massive adventure to rescue his crew, where the PS VR headset puts you right in the thick of the action.

Judge every jump with accuracy and be curious – there are lots of secrets to discover in your daring quest.

Moss

When : 25 March 8 PM PT / 26 March 3 AM BST until 22 April 8 PM PT / 23 April 4 AM BST

Moss is a single-player action-adventure puzzle game and new IP from Polyarc tailor-made for the VR platform.

In Moss, players meet Quill, a young mouse with dreams of greatness beyond the confines of her settlement.

While exploring the woods, she finds a mysterious Glass Relic and an ancient magic is awakened.

Thumper

When : 25 March 8 PM PT / 26 March 3 AM BST until 22 April 8 PM PT / 23 April 4 AM BST

Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality.

You are a space beetle. Brave the hellish void and confront a maniacal giant head from the future.

Every crushing impact is interwoven with a pounding original soundtrack. To reach synesthetic bliss, you must go through rhythm hell.

Paper Beast

When : 25 March 8 PM PT / 26 March 3 AM BST until 22 April 8 PM PT / 23 April 4 AM BST

Experience a dreamlike odyssey in virtual reality. Discover a wild ecosystem, born from lost Internet data.

Be the first to explore a world inhabited by exotic and surprising creatures, and shape your environment to overcome obstacles and puzzles.

Unravel the mysteries of Paper Beast, a game born from the imagination of Eric Chahi (Another World, From Dust).

 

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PS4 Consoles Now Used To Mine Cryptocurrency?

Is it possible that cryptocurrency miners are now using Sony PS4 consoles to mine Bitcoin or Ethereum?

Take a look at the viral photo, and tell us what you think!

Read more : Ukrainian Crypto-Mine With 3,800 PS4 Consoles Raided!

 

PS4 Consoles Now Used To Mine Cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency miners have turned the gaming world upside down, buying up graphics cards and even gaming laptops in bulk. As long as it has a GPU, they are snatching it up!

But their demand for more computing power does not seem to be sated, and it appears that they may have turned their attention to PS4 consoles!

Take a look at this viral photo of a very ghetto-looking mining rig made up of sixteen PS4 Slim consoles.

 

How Much Money Can This PS4 Mining Rig Make?

We have no idea if it’s actually running, or just a work in progress though, because we never heard of anyone actually mining cryptocurrency on the PS4.

The PS4 and PS4 Slim use a custom AMD Radeon 7970M GPU, with 18 compute units and 8 GB of GDDR5 memory with 176 GB/s of memory bandwidth.

It is roughly 20% slower than the AMD Radeon 7970M mobile GPU, but cryptomining is less about processing power, and memory bandwidth.

So let’s just call PS4 Slim equivalent to the  Radeon 7970M for mining purposes, which delivers a hash rate of about 8.35 H/s.

Each PS4 console would be fast enough to generate 0.00013896 BTC worth US$7.62 per month.

And that 16-console PS4 mining rig above would generate about 0.00222336 BTC worth US$121.92 per month.

Even if they are stealing electricity, that’s really not a lot of profit, to be honest…

 

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Ratchet & Clank : Get It FREE For PS4 and PS5!

Ratchet & Clank – a third-person action-adventure game – is FREE for a limited time!

Find out how to get it FREE for PS4 and PS5, and SHARE THIS NEWS with your friends!

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Ratchet & Clank

Whether you’re a long-time Ratchet fan or new to the series, get ready for an unforgettable trip across the universe.

Relive the plucky pair’s adrenaline-charged origins story with a fresh, deeper storyline and enjoy more action, new boss battles, spectacular visuals and stellar voice acting from the 2016 Ratchet & Clank animated movie.

Join everyone’s favourite Lombax and his robotic sidekick in a brand new game that retells the plucky pair’s adrenaline-charged origins story.

Based on elements from the original Ratchet & Clank (PS2), this version features several new planets, new Clank gameplay, new flight sequences and much more – with completely new visuals constructed to use the power of the PS4.

To play this game on PS5, your system may need to be updated to the latest system software. Although this game is playable on PS5, some features available on PS4 may be absent.

 

Ratchet & Clank : How To Get It FREE!

Ratchet & Clank is free to download and keep for both PS4 and PS5 until 31 March 2021, as part of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Play At Home campaign.

  1. Go to the official Sony PlayStation website.
  2. Log into your Sony PlayStation account, or create a new one.
  3. Search for Ratchet & Clank and go to the local Ratchet & Clank page.
    Here are some local links (make sure you select the right one) :
    United States
    United Kingdom
    Malaysia
    Singapore
    Australia
    India
  4. Click on the orange Add to Library option.

That’s it! Ratchet & Clank is now in your PlayStation library, and you can download and install it in your PS4 or PS5 anytime after this.

If it didn’t work, it is probably because you are in the wrong Ratchet & Clank page for your country.

 

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Captain Tsubasa : How To Get FREE Bandai Namco DLC!

The exclusive Bandai Namco DLC for Captain Tsubasa : Rise of New Champions is FREE for a Limited Time!

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Captain Tsubasa : Rise of New Champions

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions is an arcade football game bringing a refreshing look to the football genre with the exhilarating action and over the top shots.

Developed by Tamsoft, it features both offline and online multiplayer modes, and a single-player story mode split into two modes :

  • Episode Tsubasa : Players get to experience the original storyline
  • Episode New Hero : Players can create their own character and level up; and choose to represent Furano Middle School, Toho Academy or Musashi Middle School.

BUILD YOUR DREAM ELEVEN
Create your own characters with new skills and abilities, and build your dream team to play offline and online!

4 PLAYER VERSUS
Decide who’s the football legend amongst your friends with offline versus up to 4 players!

ONLINE
Compete across several online modes to claim trophies and rewards.

2 STORY MODES
Experience the events from the anime or become a part of the world of Captain Tsubasa!

 

FREE Bandai Namco DLC for Captain Tsubasa : Rise of New Champions

The Bandai Namco Uniform Set is an exclusive DLC that is available for FREE for a limited time on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam platforms.

It gives you both the special yellow and red Bandai Namco uniform, and the Bandai Namco branded ball.

Just follow these steps to get it FREE from now until 1 January 2021.

  1. Go to the official Bandai Namco Uniform Set DLC page.
  2. Scroll down to the Claim Your Free DLC section.
  3. Select your preferred platform – PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch of Steam.
  4. Key in your email address, and click Submit.

Bandai Namco will add you to their mailing list, and email you the code to redeem the free DLC.

Note : This DLC requires the base game – Captain Tsubasa : Rise of New Champions to work.

 

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Scam Alert : Fake PS4 Promotions On Facebook!

Watch out for a new scam involving fake PS4 promotions on Facebook! At least one person has already been cheated of his money!

Please SHARE this news out, so other people won’t get cheated by this scammer!

 

Scam Alert : Fake PS4 Promotions On Facebook!

Video game store GameOn just posted about a scammer pretending to be them on Facebook, promoting these fake PS4 bundle deals :

  • PS4 Pro : RM 799 with 2 free games and 2 controllers
  • PS4 Slim : RM 699 with 2 free games and 2 controllers

 

The scammer, using the similarly sounding GameOn City, offered this fake-looking SSM company registration certificate to prove his authenticity.

GameOn apparently found out about this scam, after someone got cheated and contacted them about it.

GameOn, which is based in Petaling Jaya (not Negeri Sembilan as the GameOn City SSM certificate shows), and has been in business since 2015.

Although they did not share the full MyKad, here is what we know about this PS4 Hari Raya scammer :

  • His partial name : xxxxxrady Enggu
  • His partial MyKad : 331-08-5133
  • His mobile number : 011-2512-4387
  • His origin : He appears to be from Malim Nawar, Kampar, Perak.

But please note that this scammer can easily use a different company name, so do not assume that other PS4 offers on Facebook are genuine!

 

Fake PS4 Scam : How To Avoid It?

Here are some simple steps to avoid falling for such a scam :

  • If a deal is too good to be true, it is very likely to be fake or a scam.
    The real PS4 Pro bundle costs RM 2,399 – how can it possibly be sold for just RM 799, which is just ⅓ of the price?
  • Real companies will not post up their SSM certificates. Only those who need to convince you that they are legit.
  • Never transfer money to anyone’s personal bank account.
  • Purchase only from legitimate companies / online stores. Not through WhatsApp or Facebook.

 

Sony PS4 Pro | PS4 Slim : Where To Buy?

If you are looking to buy the PS4 Pro or PS4 Slim, here are some genuine online stores (prices accurate as of 19 May 2020) :

 

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