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.


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