HackHunter Pursuit - Australia's portable WiFi tracker


Today HackHunter, an Australian cyber security IoT provider, is launching the portable Pursuit WiFi tracker, which detects and locates the source of unauthorised and potentially malicious WiFi with precision.

WiFi is used extensively by organisations and individuals whether they are connecting at work or within a work-from-home environment. All businesses and government digital services rely on WiFi to protect customer and commercial information, personal data and organisational assets.

But WiFi can be easily hijacked by setting up a fake WiFi network. How would you know if you had a fake WiFi network in your organisation, impersonating your WiFi? HackHunter has developed the Pursuit WiFi tracker to provide certainty to businesses that networks are secure and protected from malicious actors.

In a trial with an ASX 50 listed company, the Pursuit WiFi tracker found one Wifi device hidden under the floor that the company had no idea about and another device hidden in a bag that was remotely switched off as we approached with the Pursuit WiFi tracker.

HackHunter has just won the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) 2020 Award for Cyber Security Start Up of the year. Awarded for an organisation less than 5 years old that has brought to market a unique product innovation around cyber security.

HackHunter CEO, Tracie Thompson, said “HackHunter’s innovative technology shows organisations exactly what WiFi is operating in their network environment in real-time, and quickly finds the WiFi source with precision so it can be immediately removed if unauthorised.

“HackHunter’s vision is to make sure that WiFi remains a trusted technology by the public. It’s really satisfying to see the Pursuit tracker find unauthorised WiFi in a range of normal and unique conditions. With the use of Pursuit, businesses can now be confident that they are protected against cyber-criminals hijacking their WiFi”.

“A trial in the US with a large defence company has just concluded successfully. They were impressed with how quickly the Pursuit could detect and display their WiFi environment and how it could locate a WiFi source, in this case, a mobile phone hotspot, in a desk drawer on another floor.”

HackHunter’s innovative technology is designed, developed and manufactured in-house in Australia, using advanced 3D printing and product design principles to produce high quality devices at scale and on demand. The Pursuit weighs less than 250g, lasts over 10 hours per charge and is designed for single-handed use.

In addition, the HackHunter Insight analytics platform provides a real-time dashboard, that analyses data logs and generates automated reports, including how WiFi in the environment has changed over time.

Backed by the AustCyber Projects Fund, HackHunter has developed the Pursuit WiFi tracker from prototype to market-ready in eight months.

AustCyber CEO, Michelle Price said, the AustCyber Projects Fund is a $15 million, three- year initiative designed to help the Australian cyber security industry grow both locally and globally.

“Demand for cyber security products and services has dramatically increased in 2020, caused by the accelerated digitisation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a significant economic opportunity for Australia’s cyber security industry. Investing in sovereign companies like HackHunter and their innovative technologies helps to improve our nation’s overall global competitiveness, as well as its cyber security.”

Visit hackhunter.io for further information and to arrange a demonstration of the Pursuit WiFi tracker (within Australia).

About HackHunter:

HackHunter is an Australian cyber security company making sure WiFi is used for good. HackHunter provides real-time visibility of the corporate WiFi network environment with its “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices including the Pursuit portable WiFi tracker, Air drone detection system and Vision continuous monitoring sensors, which detect WiFi, alert if it is malicious and locate the source with precision, to within a few centimetres. The HackHunter Insight analytics platform provides a real-time dashboard, log analysis and automated reporting.