Attack of drones: airborne cybersecurity nightmare


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Once a niche technology, drones are about to explode in terms of market growth and enterprise adoption. Naturally, threat actors follow the trend and exploit the technology for surveillance, payload delivery, kinetic operations, and even diversion.

There exists a class of tiny and highly maneuverable devices that introduce a variety of cybersecurity risks you probably haven’t considered before.

Drones currently occupy a unique legal position as they are classified as both aircraft and networked computing devices. From a malicious drone operator perspective, this inherently grants a high level of advantageous legal ambiguity and protection to criminals operating drones as counter-attacking efforts taken by victims may violate protective regulations or laws applicable to aircraft, but also anti-hacking laws meant to provide protections to personal computers, their data, and networks.

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