Taking Over the Airwaves: Hackers Attack Air Traffic Control Radio
Source: abcnews.com - Posted by Jen Olson   
Hacks/Cracks 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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