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Iran tricked U.S. spy drone into landing in country, report says

Jaikumar Vijayan | Dec. 19, 2011
The U.S. spy drone that was recently captured and displayed by Iranian authorities may have been tricked into landing in that country after being electronically ambushed.

While there was little evidence that militants were able to gain control of the drones, the interception could have given them vital information on targets under U.S. surveillance. In that case, U.S. officials apparently knew about the possibility of such interception for years but did little to encrypt the data streams.

 

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