Computer Virus Attacks U.S. Military Drones: Wired

Source: International Business Times

By Cavan Sieczkowski

A computer virus has hit the U.S. Military fleets of America’s Predator and Reaper drones.

The computer virus is capable of logging pilot’s keystrokes while remotely flying the drones in conflict areas such as Afghanistan from the Creech Air Force Base in Clark County, Nevada.

A computer virus capable of storing the keystrokes of U.S. military pilots flying remote-controlled drones on surveillance missions has hit the computers at the Creech Air Force Base.

It was first detected two weeks ago by the Host-Based Security System, according to Wired.

The main cockpits are not supposed to be connected to the public Internet so they are not susceptible to external threats.

This virus, if legitimate, seems to have broken through those barriers.

Classified information has not been lost or delivered to any outside sources, as of yet; but it has hit both classified and unclassified information at Creech.

The virus is resisting all efforts of removal.

One of the sources Wired spoke to said, “We keep wiping it off, and it keeps coming back… We think it’s benign. But we just don’t know.”

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