Now the hackers are going after animals as well.
Naked Security explains:
Tagging endangered animals with radio trackers to study their behaviour is being abused to aid “cyber-poaching” and other human interference, an article in Conservation Biology has warned.
Animal tracking using VHF radio beacons or almost live-feed GPS has been around for 20 years or more and has hugely enhanced the understanding of behaviour across many species.
More recently, however, these technologies have started being turned against the scientists’ intentions by hunters, photographers and, worryingly, professional poachers.
Naked Security first reported on this depressing phenomenon in 2013 when hackers attempted to break into the email account of a staff member at the Satpura-Bori tiger reserve in India.