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Dronegate: The First Casualty is our Cybersecurity Paradigm

On October 14, 2011, in Security, by Administrator
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Out of respect to the original blog, my comments on this article can be found by following the link below the excerpt. These are important issues and we should be examining and debating them in detail.

“As of yet, there is no definitive narrative of the virus that hit the U.S. drone fleet at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada this September. Original reports stated that drone cockpits had been infected with a keylogger virus and, while there was no indication that classified information had been stolen or that missions had been compromised, the virus has proven tenacious, resisting efforts to disinfect machines and forcing the Air Force to wipe entire hard drives. Sources said that officials at Creech never informed the 24th Air Force, the central authority on cyber for the Air Force, about the breach until the 24th read about it online. Yesterday, however, in its first official statement on the infection, the Air Force explained that the virus was actually credential stealer and insisted that the virus was only a nuisance that was easily contained. It claimed that the 24th AF had known about the breach since the 15 September. The Air Force also disputed that cockpits were affected, stating that only ground control systems were breached.”

Source: Dronegate: The First Casualty is our Cybersecurity Paradigm

 

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