Iran Claims to Have Hacked U.S. Drone

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According to a report in the Christian Science Monitor, Iran leveraged a security flaw in the GPS navigation system of a U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel drone to force it to land in the country.

"The report, Thursday, cites an Iranian engineer that is part of a team that is analyzing the drone, which was captured last week," writes Threatpost's Paul Roberts.

"It claims that the Iranians first blinded the aircraft by jamming its communications," Roberts writes. "They then exploited a known vulnerability in the GPS system used by the drones to fool it into thinking it was landing at its home base in Afghanistan. Instead, the drone landed, intact, within Iran."

Go to "Report: Iran Claims To Have Hacked, Then Hijacked Stealth Drone" to read the details.

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