The commentariate were right, all hail the mob
More information has come out in the public sphere about the virus infection plaguing the Air Force’s drone control hub at Creech Air Force Base. Turns out the virus was simple malware introduced into the system when a person connected a removable media storage device into the system, which is an unauthorized action under current policy. The military rumor mill has the idiot’s excuse something like, “I was just recharging my Ipad.”
Creech personnel further exacerbated the situation by failing to inform Air Force cyber-security specialists in a timely manner, allowing the virus to spread uncontrolled for over two weeks. The Air Force has announced that its practice of allowing removable media to facilitate the transfer of flight data is under review. The base was one of only a handful of facilities that allowed the necessary drivers for data transmission through USB, most other facilities uninstalled those drivers after a virus was released via USB inside the Pentagon in early 2003(ish).
In addition, a memo has begun to circulate around the military stating the legal consequences of attaching unauthorized data transfer devices to military systems and the negative security effects of doing so.
So no foreign intelligence high fives occurred (thank the space teacup), now it’s just another case of Johnny American giving himself a good slap to his own forehead, The Stupid, it burns.
(Source: The Envoy)