Hacked Smart Fish Tank Exfiltrated Data to ‘Rare External Destination’

By Kevin Townsend on July 26, 2017

Insiders attached two Raspberry Pi devices to a corporate healthcare network to help divert staff to a phishing website to phish staff credentials. An internet-connected smart fish tank transferred 10GB of data to an adversary’s server in Finland.


These are two of nine real-life examples presented in the Darktrace Global Threat Report 2017 (PDF). Darktrace was founded in Cambridge UK in 2013, combining mathematicians and machine learning (ML) experts from the university with intelligence experts from MI5 and GCHQ. The firm’s approach is to mimic the human body’s immune system in cyber. 


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