Space War reports on the emergence of an unfortunately named fear among some security experts, “dronejacking.” That is, cyber hijacking of drones.

A big rise in drone use is likely to lead to a new wave of “dronejackings” by cybercriminals, security experts warned Tuesday.

A report by Intel’s McAfee Labs said hackers are expected to start targeting drones used for deliveries, law enforcement or camera crews, in addition to hobbyists.

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Snell said the concept of dronejacking was demonstrated at a security conference last year, where researchers showed how someone could easily take control of a toy drone.

Source: ‘Dronejacking’ may be the next big cyber threat

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