Insurgents Hack U.S. Drones – WSJ.com

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.

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. Shiite fighters in Iraq used software programs such as SkyGrabber — available for as little as $25.95 on the Internet — to regularly capture drone video feeds, according to a person familiar with reports on the matter.

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  • alangreen74

    This is what you get for privatizing and selling away out nation's top secrets… soon they'll be able to control our tomahawk missiles. Want to know how to prepare? http://www.tictacdo.com/ttd/Build-a-Fallout-She

  • alangreen74

    Yeah. And don't even get me started on the Chinese…