CyberX, a security provider that specializes in industrial control systems (ICS) and the Internet of things, recently reported on an advanced threat called Operation BugDrop. The sophisticated malware, they say, has already exfiltrated hundreds of gigabytes worth of data. CyberX has tallied at least 70 organizations victimized by BugDrop so far. They range from a civil engineering firm to a human rights organization to newspapers.
So far, the bulk of the attacks have targeted operations in Ukraine. BugDrop has also spread to other countries, including Austria, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. CyberX notes that whoever is behind BugDrop has access to significant resources, given that the malware is siphoning several gigabytes of data every day — and that data must be decrypted before it can be analyzed.
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