Jonathan Khoo was a contractor at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, a federal government’s scientific research agency.
Prosecutors said the five defendants engaged in computer intrusions that affected several companies in the United States and beyond.
The malware shares a name with yet another potent banking Trojan that has been targeting Android smartphones for months now.
The Los Alamos National Laboratory revealed the new system, citing the rising cases of cryptojacking in Europe as one of the key reasons for its development.
The FritzFrog malware botnet has reportedly infected millions of IP addresses worldwide, targeting banks, educational and medical institutions, and government agencies.
Cado Security described the attack as “unsophisticated,” having only raised $300 according to blockchain data.
Users in India are nearly five times as likely as digital currency users elsewhere to encounter the so-called “cryptojacking” attacks.
Australia has been the target of ‘sophisticated state-based cyber actor’ that targeted government, industrial and health systems using a cryptojacking exploit.
BlackBerry has partnered with tech giant Intel to launch a cryptojacking detection tool that will rely on machine learning and AI to protect enterprise systems
The attacks have been going on since April, with “tens of Kubernetes clusters” running Kubeflow having been targeted so far.
Aqua Security researchers identified a malware campaign targeting misconfigured open Docker Daemon API ports.