Well, $25.95 to be exact. According to the Wall Street Journal, “intelligence officials” (ha!) said that that Iraqi militants, who were of course “Iranian-backed,” successfully hijacked live video feeds from the U.S. military’s Predator drones using “off-the-shelf software” like SkyGrabber.
While the military openly admits the systems were compromised, they were quick to point out that it’s not like the insurgents ever had control of the aircraft, just one of its most important assets. And in what has to be the most timely counterspin ever disseminated, today it was reported that a few of the easily-hackable drones still managed to kill 17 suspected “militants” inside the soon-to-be-enemy nation of Pakistan. |WSJ|