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US Air Force Drone Control Center Infected With Malware


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#1 Andrew

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 02:46 AM

A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots’ every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones.

The virus, first detected nearly two weeks ago by the military’s Host-Based Security System, has not prevented pilots at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada from flying their missions overseas. Nor have there been any confirmed incidents of classified information being lost or sent to an outside source. But the virus has resisted multiple efforts to remove it from Creech’s computers, network security specialists say. And the infection underscores the ongoing security risks in what has become the U.S. military’s most important weapons system.


Read more here: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/10/virus-hits-drone-fleet/

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 02:55 AM

Seems a serious issue which can really cause havoc.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:57 PM

I just dont understand why these governments dont have tip-top security for there network and computer systems.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 10:53 PM

YIIIIIKKKEEESSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edited by Union_Thug, 14 October 2011 - 10:53 PM.





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