Hacking Military Drones Now Reality

May 4, 2015

Recent published research gives malicious hackers a how-to manual for breaking into and taking control of unmanned drones, according to an Israeli defense company.

In recent years, published research studies on drone vulnerabilities have essentially provided hackers an easily accessible guide tor hacking into and hijacking unmanned aircraft. These are the views of a major Israeli defense manufacturer.

The research paper turned how-to hacking guide

Esti Peshin, director of cyber programs for Israel Aerospace industries noted that the hacking and downing of a CIA stealth drone by Iranians occurred a month after one such paper was published. In December 2011, a report in the Christian Science Monitor highlighted that Iran navigated an unmanned CIA aerial vehicle safely to the ground by manipulating the aircraft’s GPS coordinates.

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