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Computer virus infects US military drone fleet

 

A computer virus has reportedly infected the US military drone fleet, Wired DOT com reported, citing three sources familiar with the matter.

 

The military’s Host Based Security System detected the virus two weeks ago, according to the news outlet, which added that it so far has not appeared to affect overseas missions by either interfering with pilots’ navigation or leaking classified information.

 

Network security specialists, however, tell Wired that the virus keeps returning to computers at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada despite repeated attempts to remove it.

 

“We keep wiping it off, and it keeps coming back,” a source familiar with the network infection said. “We think it’s benign. But we just don’t know.”

 

 

http://midnightinthedesert.com/computer-virus-infects-us-military-drone-fleet/

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, pc71520 said:

Kaspersky also did it. :tooth:

no, the Chinese did it  :rofl:

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the video is funny they say they keep remove the virus but it come back again  sounds like a job for Kaspersky

 

maybe north korea did it as they hacks usa days ago

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This crap is a rewrite from 2011  it really happened  years ago

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2011/10/exclusive-computer-virus-hits-drone-fleet/

The Hill deleted there post about it because it don't have nothing too do with 2017
 

http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/354449-computer-virus-infects-us-military-drone-fleet-report#.Wdp7TgKcPV8.twitter

Post some more old news rewrote  to spread fake propaganda , so gullible people who don't ever fact check and believe everything they read will fall for it, what  a joke! :lol:

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From an article dated ("US drone fleet hit by computer virus or probable hack"):

 

"The military’s Host Based Security System detected the virus two weeks ago, according to the news outlet, which added that it so far has not appeared to affect overseas missions by either interfering with pilots' navigation or leaking classified information."

 

Two weeks ago is not in 2011;)

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, adi said:

From an article dated ("US drone fleet hit by computer virus or probable hack"):

 

"The military’s Host Based Security System detected the virus two weeks ago, according to the news outlet, which added that it so far has not appeared to affect overseas missions by either interfering with pilots' navigation or leaking classified information."

 

Two weeks ago is not in 2011;)

 

 

 

read before posting and see if the one dated in 2011 dont say the same thing as the one from 2017

 

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Network security specialists, however, tell Wired that the virus keeps returning to computers at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada despite repeated attempts to remove it.

 

 

 

The post from wired  is dated 2011

https://www.wired.com/2011/10/virus-hits-drone-fleet/

 

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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. 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. And the infection underscores the ongoing security risks in what has become the US military’s most important weapons system.

“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.”

 

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Can't it happen again and again (like other virii, floods, fires ...)?  Is there any other corroborating evidence that it didn't happen in 2017?  Thanks.

 

 

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15 minutes ago, adi said:

Can't it happen again and again (like other virii, floods, fires ...)?  Is there any other corroborating evidence that it didn't happen in 2017?  Thanks.

 

 

That may be what most Anti USA  people  may wish for,  but it's not relevant today  because they used a article  from 2011 to write about it. So the joke is on anyone who believed it. I checked  it out i soon as i seen it. I hate too be a party pooper  but even the Hill  reposted  it and it got posted at reddit.com and The Hill deleted it because its old outdated news .

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24 minutes ago, steven36 said:

Is there any other corroborating evidence that it didn't happen in 2017?  Thanks

Yes  here they admit it was a mistake.

https://s7d8.turboimg.net/sp/6e63f28aee25be924e1d9e16877193a2/update.png

 

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http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/us-military-drone-fleet-infected-by-computer-virus-that-keeps-coming-back-1642319
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A 2009 Nevada Desert Experience protest against drone attacks on Pakistan by the United States of America resulted in the convictions of the "Creech 14" (e.g., Father Louie Vitale, Kathy Kelly, and John Dear) arrested on the base for trespassing and sentenced on January 27, 2011 for time served (a 2009 protest was also held.) In 2011, keystroke logging software had infected UAV ground stations[where?] ("believed to have spread through...removable drives"),and the Twenty-Fourth Air Force was alerted to the problem by an article in Wired magazine. (The virus "posed no threat to our operational mission".) In 2012, the ceremony in which the 99th Security Forces Group "stands down" also activated the 799th Air Base Group at Creech.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creech_Air_Force_Base


 

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Thanks!    :flowers:

Is wired magazine anti-US? 

 

[The Hill URL didn't work.  I don't mind being fooled (learned more from them).   ^_^]

 

Regards.

 

 

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12 minutes ago, adi said:

Thanks!    :flowers:

Is wired magazine anti-US? 

 

[The Hill URL didn't work.  I don't mind being fooled (learned more from them).   ^_^]

 

Regards.

 

 

No not really,  they are from the UK  what they posted was true in 2011 there not  the ones who reposted it  and they helped the US Air Force out by leaking it but it was never no threat  too there mission.  I think there like most publications  there pro whistle blower and anti censorship. In the EU  they have a right too forget  sites can  get in trouble over there for reposting  old news  in the USA  they post anything  true or not they have no laws  like that  all these news sites  do it for money from ads  or paywalls  and write the same stuff over and over again on 100s of sites even its not true or not even relevant today.

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As mentioned above, it's not news.

 

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