Cryptocurrency mining is a thing we may need to be looking out for now:
People are using their computers (or even special dedicated computers) to the mining of cryptocurrencies. This means, essentially, they’re turning electricity and computing power into money.
In many cases it’s not worth it to do this, because the cost of the electricity to run a computer at full blast 24x7 for weeks on end doesn’t generate enough revenue to justify the expense.
But if someone sets up some of these stations inside a coworking space, then you’re footing the bill on their behalf.
So if you’ve noticed a sudden inexplicable spike in power consumption in your space, investigate to see if there are any crypto miners in your midst!
I haven’t heard stories of this happening yet, but I’d be surprised if it doesn’t happen eventually if it’s not happening already.