This Will End Well: Unmanned Combat Drones Infected With Computer Virus

October 9, 2011


Because what could be better than a bunch of unmanned flying death machines getting infected with a a computer virus, a bunch of unmanned flying death machines have been infected with a computer virus. *crosses fingers for something terminal*

The virus, first reported by Wired magazine's defense blog, is allegedly logging pilots' every keystroke as they carry out their missions.

"Military network security specialists aren't sure whether the virus and its so-called 'keylogger' payload were introduced intentionally or by accident; it may be a common piece of malware that just happened to make its way into these sensitive networks," the article says. "The specialists don't know exactly how far the virus has spread."

Reuters posted a story that says the drones continue to carry out missions even with the virus. The article also quotes an unnamed source who said: "Something is going on, but it has not had any impact on the missions overseas."

"Meh, they got a virus -- no biggie." NO BIGGIE?! That's like sending a kid to school with chicken pox! Or, even worse, no lunch. Don't forget to pack them, parents -- it's the most important meal of their day. Get it?! Because you didn't make them breakfast either.

Combat drones' computer systems reportedly infected with virus [latimes]

Thanks to Jeff, Admiral Tits (I'd serve under you any day!) and Colin, who once used keystroke loggers to get their roommates' Facebook passwords, then changed all their profile pictures to penises. OMG -- CLASSIC!

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