Why make a device like this? A big part of security consulting is testing existing defenses, to make sure they still work. The idea of a hacking drone is hardly new. Boeing was reportedly in talks to develop a drone that could crack into surveillance networks from the sky. In 2011, another pair of cybersecurity consultants built a "Wireless Aerial Surveillance Platform," or hacker drone, for a cost of merely $6,200. Danger Drone is an order of magnitude cheaper, and it exists for the same purpose: by testing weaknesses in networks now, it's easier to protect those networks from future threats.