It's a great time to be a tech enthusiast. That's because there have been so many fantastic innovations over the past few decades. Powerful desktop computers, smartphones, tablets and smart speakers that can help you with tasks around the house to name a few.
When used the proper way, gadgets can be used to make life easier. Unfortunately, there are some bad actors out there turning modern technology against us.
How terrorists can turn technology against us
We've been telling you for some time now that a major cyberattack is coming, and the world's not ready for it. Whether it's an attack on the power grid, air traffic control, the stock market, a weakness we haven't found yet, or all of the above, you can count on serious confusion and chaos to result.
Just to be clear, I'm telling you this so you can prepare, not panic. That way when a digital Paul Revere starts yelling, "The hackers are coming! The hackers are coming!" you won't be taken by surprise. Now, some inside information has come out that you really need to pay attention to.
FBI Director Christopher Wray told congress this week that terrorists are planning to attack the U.S. using drones. He made the statement during testimony in a hearing for the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.
Wray said, "I think we do know that terrorist organizations have an interest in using drones. We've seen that overseas already with growing frequency. I think the expectation is that it's coming here imminently. I think they are relatively easy to acquire, relatively easy to operate, and quite difficult to disrupt and monitor."
Watch the following video to watch the FBI director discuss the threat of drones.
During the hearing, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center said terrorists could use drones to drop small explosives about the size of a grenade. They could also use them to disperse toxins across the U.S. Yikes! That's why counterterrorism agencies are ramping up efforts to thwart potential attacks.
Are you prepared for an attack when it comes? You should keep checking in with our Preparedness section for helpful ideas on how to stay safe when the unthinkable occurs.