Islamists using $25.00 software to hack US military drones

http://www.welingelichtekringen.nl/rebellen-hacken-onbemande-vs-vliegtuigen.html
Insurgents Hacking U.S. Drones
[Translated by VH]
Shi’ite insurgents in Iraq have managed with cheap software to intercept video images transmitted from unmanned U.S. aircraft, known as predator drones. The rebels may therefore be better able to predict attack plans of the Americans and know which routes are under strict surveillance.
The successful hacking by insurgents is {text161|reported} by The Wall Street Journal. High placed Americans have stessed to the newspaper stressed that the insurgents did not manage to take over the control of the unmanned aircraft. But the action does show that the strategy whereby the Americans in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq increasingly rely on drones is coupled with great risks.
The hacked video images prove that the insurgents by simple means already are able to formulate a response to the advanced American technology. The video images were hacked with software programs like SkyGrabber, that are sold for $25. The Americans were alarmed after a video from the drones was found in computers of Shi’ite insurgents. There is evidence that Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan have managed to hack video from the drones.
The Americans increasingly rely on unmanned aircraft, in an attempt to reduce casualties among their troops. Over a third of the budget for the U.S. Air Force is reserved for drones.

Translated by V.H. Tip by by Baron Bodissey

Insurgents Hacking U.S. Drones

[Translated by VH]

Shi’ite insurgents in Iraq have managed with cheap software to intercept video images transmitted from unmanned U.S. aircraft, known as predator drones. The rebels may therefore be better able to predict attack plans of the Americans and know which routes are under strict surveillance.

The successful hacking by insurgents is {text161|reported} by The Wall Street Journal. High placed Americans have stessed to the newspaper stressed that the insurgents did not manage to take over the control of the unmanned aircraft. But the action does show that the strategy whereby the Americans in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq increasingly rely on drones is coupled with great risks.

The hacked video images prove that the insurgents by simple means already are able to formulate a response to the advanced American technology. The video images were hacked with software programs like SkyGrabber, that are sold for $25. The Americans were alarmed after a video from the drones was found in computers of Shi’ite insurgents. There is evidence that Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan have managed to hack video from the drones.

The Americans increasingly rely on unmanned aircraft, in an attempt to reduce casualties among their troops. Over a third of the budget for the U.S. Air Force is reserved for drones.

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