Computer Virus Hits the US Drone Fleet (the Predators)

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    • #6891
      hayabusa
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      http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/10/virus-hits-drone-fleet/

      Just more proof that nobody is completely immune.  Time for some folks to step up and get it cleaned up…

    • #42557
      Anonymous
      Participant

      Staggering.

    • #42558
      idr0p
      Participant

      I bet you someone was checking there email on the OP computers.

    • #42559
      Anonymous
      Participant

      just goes to show how everything uses computers and can be a target.

      lol checking there mail! I rekon it was facebook they were playing games on facebook

    • #42560
      SephStorm
      Participant

      It says the code was likely spread via USB.  Amazing… I sure as hell use a usb stick. IAC, Amazing that the public got all this information… Amazing that its taking so long to disinfect the machines….

    • #42561
      Triban
      Participant

      They were trying to upload the code for Angry Birds into their drones to play a live action angry birds.  😀 

      Or they saw the cool Wireless Network Scanning drone and figured why can’t they have one too and found the “Free DIY Kit” online.

      But seriously, I am finding that many folk are under the impression that just because they encrypt their USB drive, they are safe from all harm.  So if this did transfer, I bet it was on an encrypted drive that had actually never been properly cleaned when it got infected with malware at some point.

    • #42562
      YuckTheFankees
      Participant

      They were trying to upload the code for Angry Birds into their drones to play a live action angry birds.   

      😀  that made my morning lol

    • #42563
      hayabusa
      Participant

      @3xban wrote:

      They were trying to upload the code for Angry Birds into their drones to play a live action angry birds.  😀 

      Bwahahaha!!!  Thanks 3xban!  That gave me a good wakeup laugh this morning!

    • #42564
      Triban
      Participant

      And now the music is playing in my head as I see drones flying back and forth launching missles at pig targets.

      Glad I gave a good laugh this morning, thank you and good night!  don’t forget to tip your waitress!

    • #42565
      JohnUofU
      Participant

      USB is probably the easiest way it could’ve been done.  Drop a USB in a parking lot, or near an employee area.  What would you do if you found a USB on the ground?  Plug it in and see what’s on it so you can keep it or return it.  Employee finds it, plugs it in, and its over before he even knows what just happened.  There were rumors that that’s how the US shutdown some foreign nuclear facilities.  It caused part of the machines to start and stop very abruptly, eventually breaking each piece and rendering the facility worthless.  (very large and expensive pieces. Im not a nuclear physicist, I don’t know what they were) it wasn’t traceable once in the system, not even noticeable really.  It appeared to be just faulty machinery.
      Anyways, I have no proof to support it, just word of mouth.  Its a neat little hackers bed time story.  😉

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