Thursday, September 8, 2016

Drones Equipped With New Payload: 4G/5G LTE
In September 2016, two major communication companies have announced a new partnership where the combined technologies of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), or “drones”, and cellular technology are being projected for use in portable 4G-5G LTE reception, which can be used for multiple communication purposes and also for emergency management uses.  In addition to many forward leaning and positive cellular applications, there are negatives; such as Wi-Fi hotspot hacking opportunities which could result in the loss of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) or government and/or corporate breaches.  This information is being supplied for your situational awareness. 

Publication date:                      7 September 2016

Handling requirements:            Traffic light protocol (TLP) GREEN

Attribution/Threat Actors:        Drone use for 4-5 G LTE / Gov. and Corp. data breaches

Actor Type:                               Tier III to IV          

Potential Targets:                     USA / Western Europe

Past Reporting:                         DOC-3636

The full attribution report has been published in its entirety in the Red Sky Alliance portal.  For more information please contact the lab directly at 844-4-WAPACK, 603-606-1246, or

About Wapack Labs

Wapack Labs, located in New Boston, NH is a Cyber Threat Analysis and Intelligence organization supporting the Red Sky Alliance, the FS-ISAC and individual organizations by offering expert level targeted intelligence analysis answering some of the hardest questions in Cyber.  Wapack Labs’ engineers, researchers and analysts use deep analysis techniques and visualization to design and deliver transformational cyber-security analysis tools that fuse open source and proprietary information.  The intelligence derived from these tools and techniques serve as the foundation of Wapack Labs’ information reporting to the cyber-security teams of its customers and industry partners located around the world.