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Ukrainian hackers "laid down" Russian software for drones: a battle in cyberspace

Ukrainian cyber security experts, together with the IT ARMY team, successfully neutralized a Russian drone control program used for war-making powers.

Hackers of the Kyiv intelligence "disabled" Russian drone software

Attack on the Russian drone control system

Joint command of the Main Directorate intelligence of Ukraine and the IT ARMY conducted a successful cyber attack that led to the shutdown of the Russian drone control program. This software was used by the Russians to modify DJI drones in order to use them in combat operations.

Ukrainian hackers laid down Russian software for drones a battle in cyberspace

Error: access to servers is denied

As a result of a cyberattack, Ukrainian hackers blocked the servers that are responsible for the "own-alien" system. Now all software is recognized as "foreign" and Russian operators are not allowed to access the system. This means that the ability to control drones from remotes is unlikely.

Ukrainian hackers laid down Russian software for drones a battle in cyberspace

The spread of DJI drones on the front

Cyber security masters from the IT ARMY emphasize that such a gap in the control of drones can lead to delays in combat operations, especially when it comes to the supply of new DJI brand drones. These drones are quite common on the front, so it will take some time for the enemy to transfer them to the backup software update channels.

Ukrainian hackers laid down Russian software for drones a battle in cyberspace

Expectations of the adversary

The IT ARMY team predicts that the adversary will look for quick solutions to solve of this problem, including changes to manual drone control mode. However, unlocking full access to the servers can take a long time, so Ukrainian cyber security experts will be able to quickly determine from which servers the Russians are carrying out their actions.

Glossary

  • IT ARMY is a Ukrainian group of cyber security and IT experts.
  • UAVs - unmanned aerial vehicles.
  • DJI is a well-known manufacturer of drones and cameras for photo and video recording.
  • The command post is the center of control and coordination of actions.

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Answers to questions

What specialists successfully carried out a cyber attack?

Ukrainian cyber security experts together with the IT ARMY team successfully carried out a cyber attack.

What were the consequences of a cyber attack on the Russian drone control system?

The cyberattack resulted in the shutdown of the Russian drone control program and the blocking of the servers responsible for the "host-alien" system.

How can the consequences of a cyber attack affect combat operations?

It has been noted that such a gap in drone control could lead to delays in combat operations, especially in the delivery of new DJI brand drones.

What solutions can the enemy react to a cyber attack?

The adversary can look for quick solutions, including changes to manual drone control mode, but full access to the servers can be unlocked for quite some time.

What do the abbreviations IT ARMY, UAV, DJI and command post stand for?

IT ARMY - Ukrainian group of cyber security and IT experts, UAV - unmanned aerial vehicles, DJI - a well-known manufacturer of drones and cameras for photo and video recording, command post - control center and coordination of actions.

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Ukrainian hackers "put" Russian software for drones. Cyber specialists of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine, together with the IT ARMY, disabled the Russian drone control program, which was used by enemy UAV operators for combat operations.
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