Military Drones Hacked over Iraq

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Predators and other unmanned drones are increasingly important to the Pentagon for surveillance and aerial bombing. The Pentagon knew for a decade that drones might be vulnerable to computer hacking, but assumed that enemies in Iraq and Afghanistan couldn't exploit that fact. Today's Wall Street Journal reports that a captured Shiite militant in Iraq had a laptop with files of drone video feeds, intercepted with $26 off-the shelf software. August Cole co-authored the story.

Credits

Guest:
August Cole - Defense Industry Reporter, Wall Street Journal

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Karen Radziner