Taking Over the Airwaves: Hackers Attack Air Traffic Control Radio

    Date29 Aug 2000
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Britain's Civil Aviation Authority has issued a safety alert about a new threat to air passengers: hackers taking over air traffic control transmissions and giving pilots bogus orders. The number of incidents in which radio hackers have broken into frequencies used . . . Britain's Civil Aviation Authority has issued a safety alert about a new threat to air passengers: hackers taking over air traffic control transmissions and giving pilots bogus orders. The number of incidents in which radio hackers have broken into frequencies used by British air traffic controllers and given false instructions to pilots, or broadcasted fake distress calls, are on an alarming rise. There were three such incidents there in 1998, 18 last year, and now, so far this year, 20.
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