or most plausible
to mine alt coins
New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has deployed perhaps the ultimate security device - an RJ 45 plug's locking tab - to protect its 34 Tflops FitzRoy supercomputer after its security was breached. The locking tab was employed after the $NZ12.7 million machine, installed in 2011, was …
No point in botting a supercomputer. These things are always heavily BOFHed so bottery would be spotted soon. Much better to bot Joe Sixpack's home desktop.
As for connectivity to secret govt agencies... anyone thinking that has never met NIWA people. They tend to be seriously lefty greenies. Any spooks would have serious fences between themselves and NIWA.