A group of researchers led by Professor Todd Humphreys from the University of Texas at Austin Radionavigation Laboratory recently succeeded in raising the eyebrows of the US government. With just around $1,000 in parts, Humphreys’ team took control of an unmanned aerial vehicle operated by the US Department of Homeland Security.

They used the same technique the Iranians claimed to have used to force the US’ latest and greatest stealth UAV to land on their territory: spoofing the GPS signal of the drone, lending a lot of credibility to that claim.

Texas college hacks government drone — RT.