Friday, January 15, 16:43
Home security Man convicted of crypto-mining via CSIRO equipment

Man convicted of crypto-mining via CSIRO equipment

Australia: Imprisonment for a man who committed crypto-mining attacks using CSIRO government agency equipment.

crypto-mining

A 34-year-old man from Sydney has been convicted by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) of using government research agency equipment Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), with the aim of conducting crypto-mining attacks.

The accused was hired in January 2018 and had access to servers and supercomputers CSIRO (which it later used for crypto-mining) to perform its archiving tasks data and software support.

Police said the 34-year-old from Sydney had access to the servers and supercomputers used for the conducting formal scientific research. However, the accused modified data within these systems, without authorization, to carry out crypto-mining for personal gain.

The man is said to have managed to steal $ 9.400 worth of cryptocurrency.

His crime analysis unit cyberspace AFP has launched an investigation following a briefing by CSIRO. The agency identified "serious damage to its infrastructure”And reported it immediately to police. In March 2018, officials did research at the home of the accused and confiscated a laptop, a mobile phone and other items.

CSIRO

The man was formally charged in May 2019 with abusing the computer programs of a federal government service, for crypto-mining, while working for service.

As we read on ZDNet, the 34-year-old pleaded guilty on 28 February 2020 and has now been sentenced to 15 months in prison, which includes 300 hours of community service.

The commander of AFP Cybercrime Analysis Unit, Chris Goldsmid, said: "This man's activities prevented supercomputers from doing what they ought to do, namely conducting important scientific research on the nation, including Pulsar Data Array Analysis, medical research, and climate work to measure the effects of climate change on the environment.".

"The consequences are clear - abuse of Australian trust taxpayers by one employee of the government, motivated by personal gain and απληστία", Said the commander.

LEAVE ANSWER

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Digital Fortress
Digital Fortresshttps://www.secnews.gr
Pursue Your Dreams & Live!

LIVE NEWS

Ransomware is responsible for half of all data breaches in hospitals

Almost half of the data breaches committed in hospitals and the wider healthcare sector are due to ransomware attacks, ...

Astronomers have just found the oldest oversized black hole

A quasar was discovered in a dark corner of space - over 13,03 billion light-years away - and contains a ...

What are the best and most affordable 5G phones for 2021

The market will soon be flooded with mid-range 5G devices. Everything that happens will be really exciting: you will be able to ...

Verified Twitter accounts in a cryptocurrency scam with the name of Elon Musk violated!

Lately, hackers have been violating verified Twitter accounts in a cryptocurrency giveaway scam, in which the name of the CEO is used ...

Classiscam: Fraudsters "fake" brands and deceive users of European markets!

Dozens of criminal gangs publish fake ads in popular online markets, to attract unsuspecting users to "fraudulent" commercial sites or phishing ...

iOS 14.4: Displays a notification for repairs with non-genuine cameras

Starting with the iPhone 11, Apple has added a notification to iOS that tells the user when the device has a ...

Facebook: Sues Chrome extensions developers for data theft

Facebook has filed a lawsuit against two Portuguese nationals for developing Chrome extensions that collected data from Facebook users.

Cisco does not fix 74 bugs in RV routers that have reached their EOL

Cisco said yesterday that it will not release firmware updates to fix 74 vulnerabilities that have been reported in ...

Hacker commits new crimes while waiting for his release!

A Kosovo hacker was pardoned after his conviction. The hacker provided personally identifiable information over 1.000 ...

Nintendo rules out Game & Watch video hacking

Two copyright claims against a YouTuber have been filed by Nintendo, for a video showing hacking of Super Mario ...