Boeing subsidiary Insitu mulled the addition of drones with Tactical Network Injectors through Italy’s notorious Hacking Team, according to emails uncovered by WikiLeaks. The findings bring possible global surveillance tactics to life, including a discussion regarding the exploitation of Wi-Fi hospots using specialized drones. The Hacking Team’s TNI platform can infect a Wi-Fi network with malware through the use of infected access points.
In other drone-related news, leaders in the South African town of Jeffreys Bay are pondering the use of drones following a surfer’s close encounter with a shark. Australian surfer Mick Fanning was nearly attacked by a shark Sunday in the celebrated surfing hub. Also, guards protecting the Spanish royal family’s palace have recently spotted unidentified commercial drones hovering over the home.
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