Insurgents Hack U. S. Drones - You. Tube. Hochgeladen am 1. While American military forces have lauded predator drone attacks in Pakistan, Bob Orr reports that Iraqi insurgents were able to partially hack these aircrafts with the use of very basic software.
$26 Software Is Used to Breach Key Weapons in Iraq; Iranian Backing Suspected By SIOBHAN GORMAN, YOCHI J. DREAZEN and AUGUST COLE at The Wall Street Journal. Senior defense and intelligence officials said Iranian-backed insurgents intercepted the video feeds by taking advantage of an unprotected communications link in some of the remotely flown planes' systems. I think IraqiGeek is most realistic. I'll bet most likely someone over there simply found the video by accident. Then word spread quickly. The Govt and security people like to imagine it's a big well thought out hack to CYA without making them look dumb.
U.S. officials say there is no evidence that militants were able to take control of the drones or otherwise interfere with their flights. Still, the intercepts could give America's enemies battlefield advantages by removing the element of surprise from certain missions and making it easier for insurgents to determine which roads and buildings are under U.S. surveillance. The later is true. There is a large, high througput, revolving door between DoD and large contractors. Yesterday's generals are today's board members and C*Os of large defense contractors. December 17, 2009, 10:49 AM |While American military forces have lauded predator drone attacks in Pakistan, Bob Orr reports that Iraqi insurgents were able to partially hack these aircrafts with the use of very basic software. GO. Insurgents Hack U.S. Drones ($26 Software Is Used to Breach Key Weapons in Iraq; Iranian Backing Suspected).
WASHINGTON -- Militants in Iraq have used $26 off-the-shelf software to intercept live video feeds from U.S. Predator drones, potentially providing them with information they need to evade or monitor U.S. military operations.