Hacked drones are breaching physical and cyberdefenses to cause disruption and steal data, experts warn.
In the run-up to Christmas 2018, rogue drones grounded planes at London Gatwick, the UK’s second-busiest airport. Four months later, the operators have not been found.
Drones are a growing threat for law enforcement and business security officers, not just in the UK but worldwide.
According to estimates from the Federal Aviation Authority, some 550,000 unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, operate in the US. The regulator breaks the US’s drone fleet down into 52,000 professional or high-end aircraft, and 490,500 lower-end and consumer models.