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Researchers hacked airplane controls mid-flight, FBI affidavit reveals

2015/05/18

Softpedia - (National) The FBI reported that a cybersecurity researcher admitted to overwriting code on an airliner's Thrust Management Computer to issue a "climb" command that resulted in the aircraft's changing direction by using a Cat6 ethernet cable to breach the network through the in-flight entertainment (IFE) system. The researcher had experimented with exploits about 15 - 20 times after discovering vulnerabilities in the IFE systems on Boing and Airbus aircraft.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Researcher-Hacked-Airplane-Controls-Mid-Flight-FBI-Affidavit-Reveals-481488.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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