Computer Virus Infects U.S. Military Drone Fleet

Computer Virus Infects U.S. Military Drone Fleet
U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Jeremy T. Lock

A computer virus has reportedly infected the US military drone fleet, reported, citing three sources familiar with the matter.

The military's Host Based Security System detected the virus two weeks ago, according to the news outlet, which added that it so far has not appeared to affect overseas missions by either interfering with pilots' navigation or leaking classified information.

Network security specialists, however, tell Wired that the virus keeps returning to computers at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada despite repeated attempts to remove it.

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