U.S. Drones Have a Computer Virus
A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots’ every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones.
"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."
EDITED TO ADD (10/13): No one told the IT department for two weeks.
Posted on October 10, 2011 at 6:38 AM • 64 Comments