New site helps pilots, cops scan resale or use of stolen drones
With stolen drones increasingly becoming a favored tool by plotters of aerial criminal activity, both individual victims of theft and law enforcement officials could really use a centralized resource to track the resale and use of pilfered craft. Now they have one with the recently launched StolenDroneInfo, which scans various open-source sites for signs of filched UAVs turning up online or in the air.
The objective of the site is simple, even if it’s conception and functioning are a lot more complex. StolenDroneInfo allows owners of boosted UAVs to log in an array of information about the craft, which is then used in autonomous scans of various popular resale platforms to check for hot vehicles being shopped around. Free to individual users, the app not only provides victims of theft and prospective second-hand buyers a resource for keeping a lookout for pinched products being sold, but also gives law enforcement and security forces a database to check against…