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Contractor inserts Cyber “Time Bomb Attack” in Firmware of Orqa Drone Goggle

May 6, 2023

A contractor named Swarg maliciously planted a time-bomb in the firmware of Orqa’s FPV.One V1 first person view (FPV) drone goggles, causing product failures. The malicious code was designed to brick devices after a timestamp is reached. Later, Swarg posted a paid and unauthorized binary firmware fix online as a “license extension and renewal” that would unbrick devices. Orqa’s stated this is effectively a case of a ransomware attack by a malcious insider deploying a wiper payload. Analysis shows that both Orqa and Swarg have done business together and operate from the same location, suggesting they share offices.

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INA Group Cyber Attack

February 14, 2020

A notice on the company website states: “The INA Group is under cyber-attack, which began around 10 pm on February 14, 2020, causing problems in the operation of certain IT systems, which can occasionally affect normal operation, such as issuing mobile phone vouchers, electronic vignettes, paying utility bills.”

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