Drone Cyberattack at US Financial Firm

October 26, 2022

INCIDENT

Modified off-the-shelf drones carried wireless network-intrusion kit to the rooftop of a US East Coast financial firm and hacked into the network. The financial firm spotted unusual activity on its internal Atlassian Confluence page that originated from within the company's network. The incident, that occurred during the summer in '22, was not widely reported.

The story was recently recounted by security researcher, Greg Linares. The Register corresponded with an individual affiliated with the affected company who corroborated the incident.
(The individual asked not to be identified owing to a non-disclosure agreement and employment concerns.)

Incident Date

July 1, 2022

Location

United States

Estimated Cost

Unknown

Victims

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified

Industries

Other

Impacts

IT