US officials are alarmed after a Chinese created computer virus has crippled the US drone fleet. According to official reports, the computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones. The computer attack allowed the Chinese to log the drone pilots’ every keystroke as they fly continuous missing over Afghanistan and warzones.
The Chinese attack was first tracked by the military’s Host-Based Security System. The virus has not stopped the US from being able to communicate with the drones from our Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, but there are reports of missing drones and radar is showing they are making a way to Beijing. There is no report of if the US can completely destroy the drones before they may be stolen by the Chinese.
Computer administrators for the government have tried wiping the virus off the drone computer systems, but somehow the virus keeps comign back. “We keep wiping it off, and it keeps coming back,” said a source working with the network infection.