Friday October 07, 2011

Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet

Alright, which one of you idiots were surfing the pirate / porn sites at work again? Thanks to Rob W. and Tony for the link on this one.

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 U.S. military’s most important weapons system.