We’ve seen researchers exfiltrate data using electromagnetic feilds (EMF), high frequency audio, and even cellular frequencies, but this is the first time I’ve heard of a drone exfiltrating data from the blinky light on a hard drive.
The researchers at Ben Gurion University are know for sharing creative ways future attackers might steal data through covert channels, even when a computer is not connected to a network. Their latest research involves malware that takes over the light on a hard drive to send messages at a speed of 4000 bytes per second. Watch today’s byte to learn more about this attack, and how they might use a drone to recover the communications from a hard drive LED.
Episode Runtime: 2:48
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3pYE6h1qL0
- Researchers use drone to exfiltrate data from hard drive LED – Tech Republic
- Academic whitepaper on the LED-it-GO attack – bgu.ac.il