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Unmanned Drones at Creech Hit by Computer Virus
Unmanned Drones at Creech Hit by Computer Virus

AIR DATE: October 20, 2011

Unmanned drones flown out of Creech Air Force Base were recently infected with a computer virus that logged the keystrokes of operators. Wired Magazine reports the viruses were present in some drones as they flew missions over Afghanistan. According to Wired, Creech officials knew about the viruses for two weeks but kept that information secret. So is the U.S. drone fleet in any danger? Wired's Noah Shachtman joins us to discuss if unmanned drones are at significant risk due to computer viruses.
Noah Shachtman, Contributing Ed, Wired magazine, nonresident fellow,  Brookings Inst

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