Fearing United plane was hacked, FBI pulls security expert off flight

April 17, 2015 4:45 PM

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Fearing United plane was hacked, FBI pulls security expert off flight

A computer security expert was pulled from his United Airlines flight in Syracuse on Wednesday afternoon, after the FBI feared he had hacked the plane.

It sounded like Chris Roberts, a cybersecurity professional from Denver, was about to use his laptop to force the plane to deploy the emergency oxygen masks.

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