Russian cyber-experts have managed to hack into U.S drone technology.
The hackers tricked contract workers into handing over their emails – although it’s not yet known exactly what’s been stolen. The hacking group is known as ‘Fancy Bear’ were also responsible for hacking the US election.
Drone and cyber-security expert Dan Gettinger, Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of the Drone said the move is the latest step in Russian data invasion.
“The hacking is not that surprising. Drone technology is a very desired technology and Russia has made a big effort to acquire this technology over the past couple years. These are multi-role drones that can carry out both surveillance and reconnaissance and even carry out strikes. Now, the drones that Russia has acquired so far are the micro-UAVs that are really limited to artillery spotting or battlefield reconnaissance and surveillance, but the drones that they’re looking to acquire are more