This computer virus could kill…

Wired Magazine is reporting that US Predator and Reaper drone aircraft have been known for at least 2 weeks to be infected with a keystroke logging virus which records the remote pilots’ every keystroke and computer action.

So far the virus — which is of unknown origin — isn’t known to have caused problems on missions or — it is hoped — to have sent secure information to foreign powers, but military software experts and the defense contractors who make the drone aircraft have not been able to find out anything much about it — or kill it.

So much for the computer acumen of the U.S. defense establishment, eh?

Exclusive: Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet

 

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