British Air Hackers

Robert talks to Richard Dawson, President of the Guild Of Air Traffic Control Officers in Taplow, England, about the increasing number of incidents of radio hackers posing as air traffic controllers contacting airline pilots and giving them false information. The British Civil Aviation Authority reports there have been 19 incidents in the last 8 months. These malicious radio transmissions have not yet resulted in disaster, because the pilots have called the tower to confirm. The tower has then told them the information was false.

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