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Hackers took over the mechanism complement of a Boeing 757 newcomer jet

Hackers took over the mechanism complement of a Boeing 757 newcomer jet
A United Airlines Boeing 757 newcomer craft was hacked last year (Picture: EPA)

A Boeing 757 was hacked on the runway of an airport but the trust of its pilots, a US Homeland Security central has revealed.

Security researchers took over the newcomer jet’s computers at Atlantic City airport, New Jersey, by using radio frequencies.

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Robert Hickey, a Homeland Security cyber investigator, told a CyberSat Summit in Virginia the crack happened in 2016.

MailOnline reported he said: ‘We got the aeroplane on Sep 19, 2016.

‘Two days later, we was successful in accomplishing a remote, non-cooperative, penetration.’ ‘[Which] means we didn’t have anybody touching the aeroplane, we didn’t have an insider threat.’

A Boeing central was benefaction when the Homeland Security hackers took over the avionics of the plane.

Hackers took over the mechanism complement of a Boeing 757 newcomer jet
A Boeing central was there when the 757 craft was hacked (Picture: Getty)

A company orator said: ‘We resolutely trust that the test did not brand any cyber vulnerabilities in the 757, or any other Boeing aircraft.

Further sum of the craft penetrate sojourn classified.

It influenced one of the older models of the planes with an older mechanism system.

To upgrade a plane’s mechanism systems in such a case would cost over scarcely £1 million and take over a year, Mr Hickey said.

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