Sunday, October 9, 2011

Stuxnet, Infected Drones Signal Shift of Intent

Was the disclosure of the American drone network command consoles being infected by Keyloggers and the decison of the  Indian defense to throw an air cordon around major cities simply a coincidence? Why is the Indian airforce planning to defend against drones and/or small aircrafts in a 9/11 style attack?

Perhaps these are simply unrelated incidents but they illustrate the rise of malware with the sole purpose of causing destruction. The first major incident was STUXNET which wiped out Iranian nuclear centrifuges by spinning them over their rated capacity. Could the recently uncovered keyloggers targeting remote controlled weapon systems be part of a new and dangerous trend.

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