Get Hacked, Don’t Tell: Drone Base Didn’t Report Virus
WIRED, 11 October 2011
Officials at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada knew for two weeks about a virus infecting the drone “cockpits” there. But they kept the information about the infection to themselves — leaving the unit that’s supposed to serve as the Air Force’s cybersecurity specialists in the dark. The network defenders at the 24th Air Force learned of the virus by reading about it in Danger Room.
Phi Beta Iota: This is perfectly illustrative of the total lack of integrity that appears to prevail across the U.S. Government, but it is especially costly in the defense and intelligence worlds.