Do not misunderstand me. The term hack here is not to take over control of American-made reconnaissance planes, but to extract the data transmission so that the hacker can get the video recorded by this reconnaissance aircraft.
Software used was quite simple, namely SkyGrabber, can be downloaded from here: http://www.skygrabber.com/en/download.php.
Unfortunately have to buy to get its full feature, but you can use the Unregistered version will reply try.
detailed information from the website:
SkyGrabber is offline satellite internet downloader. It accepts free to air (FTA) satellite data (movie, music, pictures) and saves information in your hard disk. So, you'll get new movie, best music and funny pictures for free.
You don't have to keep an online internet connection. Just customize your satellite dish to selected satellite provider and start accepting free to air data. SkyGrabber has simple and attractive GUI, powerful filter system and flexible settings. If you want to have the newest legal software for free, SkyGrabber is your choice. SkyGrabber is a hobby for person who accepting free to air satellite data from satellite provider. SkyGrabber is for fun.
This video examples of successful spy plane in the hack with SkyGrabber.