Researchers at the cybersecurity firm Recorded Future recently released a report about one of its more interesting findings.
While scouring the hacker forums on the dark web, the firm’s analysts discovered someone selling MQ-9 Reaper drone documents — maintenance books, training guides, and a list of airmen assigned to the military drone. The hacker was looking for $150-200 for the documentation.
That may seem a strangely low asking price, and according to Andrei Barysevich, a Recorded Future analyst, it is. The hacker was advertising the documents as classified information, but while they are only made available to military and its contractors, they aren’t classified. Still, according to Barysevich in a statement to Buzzfeed News, “We felt like he has no true understanding of the value of this information, he had no idea how to sell it, he was just trying to get rid of it.” Read more…
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