Hacking Microdrones for Lethal Gain
Warfare is no longer about dumping thousands of men in a field and shooting at each other. Today, non-governmental forces are packing explosives onto commercially available drones and flying them over crowded areas. This past August, a dissident organization called Soldiers in T-Shirts attempted to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro using a drone. While this attempt was unsuccessful, it marked the first time — but almost certainly not the last — that a paramilitary organization tried to assassinate a sitting head of state with a drone.