A team of academics has successfully developed and tested malware that can exfiltrate data from air-gapped computers via power lines. The team —from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel— named their data exfiltration technique PowerHammer.
WikiLeaks dumped today the manuals of several hacking utilities part of Brutal Kangaroo, a CIA malware toolkit for hacking into air-gapped (offline) networks using tainted USB thumb drive.
Scientists from two Israeli universities have come up with a way to use flatbed scanners as relay points when sending commands to malware installed on an air-gapped computer. Further research also revealed the scanner could also be used to relay stolen data to a nearby attacker.
Researchers have created a piece of software that uses an unmodified USB device to leak data stored on an air-gapped computer over radio frequency (RF) signals.