Bailey's research attracts renewed interest following Trump-Kim summit rumors
Joseph Park, ECE ILLINOIS
7/5/2018 4:20:17 PM
Despite not knowing anything about the origin or contents of the USB drives, an astonishing 48 percent of the USB drives were inserted into a computer, some of which were put into a computer within minutes after being dropped. Each of the USB drives contained HTML files with img tags embedded that fetched the image from a remote server.Intel News, a USB fan was included in the promotional packet given to more than 2,500 journalists by Singapore officials. This fans were connected to a USB cable which could be powered by a computer or other electronic device with a USB port. These fans, which were made in China, were rumored to contain malware that would grant access to their devices. "According to the reports, the malware installed on the USB fans was able to steal computer files and turn a laptop’s built-in camera and microphone into remotely-controlled eavesdropping devices," Intel News said. The government of Singapore has rejected these reports.
According to The Epoch Times, Chinese companies in the past have used "USB keys, cameras, computers, phones, and even electric kettles to infect devices and internet routers with malware," allowing for malicious hackers to spy on users by relaying the data to Chinese servers.