Re: US Military Drones have a virus

Message posted by NoOne on October 11, 2011 at 23:41:17 PST:

To me the really scary part is that an attack was accomplished in the first place - what will be targeted next. Just how did malicious code end up in a supposedly secure environment on computers used to control classified hardware. One can only guess but in the case of the recent RSA hack social engineering was used to target vulnerable workers who then unwittingly launched the trojan. The RSA key data obtained was then used to attack Lockheed and Level 3 (possibly others who wish to remain anonymous) suggesting that some pretty determined hackers/governments were involved. Scary.

If one can believe the Wired Danger Room article I can’t believe some of the comments:

““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.””

“followed removal instructions posted on the website of the Kaspersky security firm. “But the virus kept coming back,””

Sounds like they have Ted Mack as their security adviser...


In Reply to: Re: US Military Drones have a virus posted by Joerg (Webmaster) on October 11, 2011 at 19:12:12 PST:


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