Drive Badger: open source platform for covert data exfiltration operations, ranging from small computers to big servers.

  • 1. What is Drive Badger?
    It's a platform for data exfiltration – which means, for copying data from someone's computer or mobile device to external USB drive. Mostly without knowledge or consent of the owner.
  • 2. Why ever use Drive Badger? This can be done manually...
    That's true. Drive Badger is not a bag of 0-day exploits or anything similar. It just automates the whole exfiltration process, to speed it up, prevent typical user mistakes and add some additional security measures to protect operators caught in the action. See the details.
  • 3. Can I exfiltrate devices with encrypted hard drives?
    Yes, Drive Badger supports Bitlocker, VeraCrypt, LUKS and Apple FileVault encryption methods.
    Also see, how to configure encryption keys.
  • 4. We already have Pegasus. Do we need Drive Badger?
    It depends on the perspective. Your country probably won't. But unless you're the Pegasus operator, Drive Badger may help you improving your work results, and boost your career. See the details.

See the full comparison
Compare Drive Badger with other lawful interception platforms:
  • Pegasus by NSO Group
  • DevilsTongue by Candiru
  • HackingTeam RCS

One toolset
to exfiltrate them all.

Apple hardware

Drive Badger is tested with Mac OS up to Catalina, including APFS FileVault encryption.

Computers and laptops

This is a must! We test Drive Badger on ~30 different models, just to be sure it's compatible with various BIOS/UEFI versions.

Mobile devices

No matter if it's a phone or tablet, Android or Symbian. Drive Badger will handle them all.


Drive Badger supports whole range of servers, from Tower entry-level ones to big BladeCenters.

Photo cameras

From amateur compact cameras, through professional Canon/Nikon ones, up to GoPro and clones.

All other USB devices

Does it have any data storage? If so, Drive Badger will be able to extract data from it.

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From the founder...

Being in IT security business for almost 25 years, I realized, that breaking protections (or preventing it) is becoming less and less important. We are not living in Outlook Express times anymore...
The key point is the ability to keep the privileges permanent, once obtained. This becomes more and more difficult, as IT systems get more and more complicated - and this is exactly the goal of Drive Badger project: to give non-ITSEC people the ability to keep either the privileges, or the outcome of the successful break-in.