A Virus Has Infected the US UAV Drone Fleet

Wired’s Danger Room has learned that a computer virus has infected the United States’ Predator and Reaper drones. Which is not good, not good at all. The virus is actually a keylogger virus that keeps track of every pilots’ keystroke when they are flying over Afghanistan and other locations performing everyday missions.

According to the Danger Room, the people at Creech Airforce Base in Nevada found the virus about two weeks ago, but they are having some problems removing the virus. They keep on erasing the virus and wiping it off but it keeps on coming back, “we Think it’s bening. But we just don’t know.” it hasn’t done anything to bad yet, but the main concern is that they don’t know how it got there.

Since the people that use the Predator drones use hard drives to load videos and maps, it is belived that the virus could have spread through the drives unnoticed. If this was put into the drones by enemy hackers, this means that they now have access to missions, and a possible number of classified data and information. This is the new type of warfare, we’ve seen it with Stuxnet, and now were seeing it with this.