Report: Virus Infects U.S. Military Drones

Wired’s ThreatLevel Blog reported on Friday that a computer virus is plaguing the systems used to remotely control the U.S. military’s fleet of unmanned drone aircraft. 

Wired’s ThreatLevel Blog reported on Friday that a computer virus is plaguing the systems used to remotely control the U.S. military’s fleet of unmanned drone aircraft. 

According to the report, which is unconfirmed, personnel at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada have been battling the persistent and recurring infection for weeks, removing the virus only to find it mysteriously returns.

The malware is reported to be a keylogger Trojan, though it is unclear whether it is evidence of a targeted attack, or a less serious infection from commodity malware. However, the malware is believed to have infected both classified and unclassified military systems at Creech. In some cases, systems had to have their hard drives erased and applications and data restored to remove the infection. 

Read more at ThreatLevel here

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