David Jordan of US-based Aerial Assault presented was the Def Con conference an assault drone equipped with hacking tools. The vehicle could be used in hacking missions, for example by landing atop buildings and probing for cracks in the internal networks.
According to Jordan this drone is unique,
“There has never been this capability before,” Jordan said as he showed the drone to AFP.
The drone was equipped any kind of hacking software used by hackers in penetration testing, it is able to discover vulnerabilities in the target network and exploit it.
The Aerial Assault drone scans for unsecured wireless connections to networks, as explained by Jordan, assessing weaknesses of computer networks and tracking the GPS coordinates of a target.
The Aerial Assault drone is available for sale at a price of $2,500 each.
(Security Affairs – Aerial Assault drone, hacking)