U.S. Drone Fleet Infected with Malware

A keylogging virus has infected the computers that control U.S. Predator and Reaper drones.

“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,” writes Wired’s Noah Shachtman. “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,” Schachtman writes. “And the infection underscores the ongoing security risks in what has become the U.S. military’s most important weapons system.”

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