Report: Computer Virus Hits Military Drone Program

A computer virus that captures the strokes on a keyboard has infected networks used by pilots who control U.S. Air Force drones flown on the war-front, according to a published report.

Wired magazine reported Friday that the spyware has resisted efforts to remove it from the computers in the cockpits at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, where pilots remotely fly Predator and Reaper drones in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.

The story said there are no confirmed reports that classified data was stolen and that the virus did not stop pilots from flying any of their missions. Network security specialists are uncertain if the virus was part of a directed attack or accidentally infected the networks, the story said.

The Air Force said in a statement it doesn't discuss threats to its computer networks because it can help hackers refine their tactics.

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  • by obama Forever on Oct 8, 2011 at 06:32 PM
    I just posted a comment but not sure if it will make it passed the moderator just as this one might not.I want to add to the other comment that obama let the Taliban have one of our Drones that they shot down around a week or two ago.We have the best prez this country has ever seen dont we.With a prez like this who needs a friend.I love backwards man amabo!Dont you?
  • by Bryant Location: Greenville on Oct 8, 2011 at 06:24 PM
    Hope your nerd time was fun, because you will not see a bit of Federal Prison time. eeesh. Have fun with that!
  • by obama Forever on Oct 8, 2011 at 06:21 PM
    Well thats what you get when you have an acting commander acting as acting chief like we have.Any prez that would let pakistan have one of our stealth helicopters and then let them give it to china and then people still praise this dolt than we get what we deserve.Naw!Naw!NAW!,Not GOD Bless america,GOD_ _ _ _ america!
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      by Obama 2012! on Oct 9, 2011 at 07:34 AM in reply to obama Forever
      Your statements are ignorant and juvenile at best! Nothing was "given" to Pakistan/China...our enemies don't alwasy knock on the door and tell us who they are so things happen and information get's out. It's not the last time or the first time. But I can tell these words will fall on deaf ears as you clearly will not give our President the credit he is due for the killing of Bin Laden or anything else he has done!

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