10 October 2017
The Hill reported that according to a Wired.com story and “three sources familiar with the matter,” the US military UAV fleet has been infected with a computer virus. The military’s Host Based Security System announced that it had detected the virus two weeks ago, and “added that it so far has not appeared to affect overseas missions by either interfering with pilots’ navigation or leaking classified information.” However, a network security specialist told Wired “that the virus keeps returning to computers at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada despite repeated attempts to remove it.” One source explained to Wired, “We keep wiping it off, and it keeps coming back. We think it’s benign. But we just don’t know.” It’s unknown whether the virus is a “keylogger” or “run-of-the-mill malware.” Specialists investigating the breach believe the virus “has infected both classified and unclassified systems at Creech Air Force Base.”  (Image: MQ-9_Reaper. Credit: Wikipedia/U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson)
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