IBM Says the Parcel is your Next Threat Vector: Posts $100 Hacking Device to Crack Sensitive Networks


IBM’s Red Team says it has built a DIY device for less than $100 (£82) that can be posted to businesses – then be remotely controlled to sniff for and crack local Wi-Fi, giving attackers access to sensitive corporate networks.

In an attack it dubs “Warshipping”, IBM X-Force Red, the company’s penetration testing specialist team, built the device (comprising a low power single-board computer and an IoT modem) using off-the-shelf components, then controlled it from their remote servers to launch a successful attack.

Such devices, powered by a cellphone battery, could be hidden in a seemingly innocuous gift like a teddy bear

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