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Hackers can force a jet’s crash: Report
London, Oct 19 (IANS):
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Published on 20 Oct. 2010 12:20 AM IST
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A new breed of cyber terrorists has the capability of breaking into a plane’s sophisticated on-board computer systems and forcing it to crash, a security document released Monday warned. They could also target critical infrastructure such as nuclear power stations and electricity supplies, reports the Daily Mail. These hackers can be engaged by terror cells and foreign states to cause maximum damage, British PM David Cameron’s long-awaited National Security Strategy report said.
The cyber threat makes it possible for a potential hijacker to carry out his attack without boarding the plane. Officials confirmed that these computer-generated assaults, which involve individuals creating software viruses or rogue computer programs and emails, could bring down passenger planes.

 
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