09 Oct '11, 1am

Computer virus hits US military's Predator and Reaper drone fleet

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A computer virus has hit the US Predator and Reaper drone fleet that Washington deploys to hunt down militants, logging the keystrokes of pilots remotely flying missions, Wired magazine reported. The virus was first detected about two weeks ago by the military's Host-Based Security System, but it had not halted missions flown remotely over Afghanistan and other warzones from Nevada's Creech Air Force Base, Wired said on Friday. No classified information was believed to have been lost or sent outside the network, though the resilient virus resisted several attempts to remove it. 'We keep wiping it off, and it keeps coming back,' a source familiar with the network infection told the US magazine. 'We think it's benign. But we just don't know.' Military network security specialists said it remained unclear whether the virus was intentional and how far it had...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

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