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Security researcher’s hack caused airplane to climb, FBI asserts

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Security researcher’s hack caused airplane to climb, FBI asserts

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The FBI contends a cybersecurity researcher said he caused an airplane’s engine to climb after hacking its software, according to a court document.

The researcher, Chris Roberts, was questioned by the FBI on April 15 after he wrote a tweet that suggested he was probing aircraft systems on a United Airlines flight he took earlier that day.

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