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Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet

logging pilots’ every keystroke

7:15 pm on Oct 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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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.

[wired.com ]
7:48 pm on Oct 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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The first comment is hilarious... regarding the drones calling in for oversize refueling booms, and wiring the money to the Nigerian Embassy or something like that. LOL

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