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Air Force Drones Infected With Unknown Computer Virus That Won’t Go Away

Gee, who could have seen this comming?!?!?!?
File this under “disconcerting.”
No matter what military computer technicians do, they can’t seem to remove a virus from the computer systems that control military drones.
The virus infecting ground control stations at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada was identified by military’s Host-Based Security System two weeks ago. It is reported the virus is tracking everything the drones do as they fly over areas like Afghanistan.
“We keep wiping it off, and it keeps coming back,” says a source familiar with the network infection, one of three that told Danger Room about the virus. “We think it’s benign. But we just don’t know.”
Military network security specialists aren’t sure whether the virus and its so-called “keylogger” payload were introduced intentionally or by accident; it may be a common piece

Added: Oct-7-2011 Occurred On: Oct-7-2011
By: aranger45
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