• Bloomberg


Even as the U.S. questioned a computer researcher’s claims of tampering with a jetliner in flight, his account spotlighted possible cybersecurity risks in commercial aviation.

The consultant told the Federal Bureau of Investigation that he hacked into in-flight networks more than a dozen times using onboard entertainment systems, Wired magazine reported over the weekend. While a U.S. official said that lacked credibility, the article drew attention to a U.S. report last month about digital threats to airliners.

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