Cyber Warfare? Air Force Kept Silent on Possible Russian Attack Against “Secret Drone Support Network”

drone_strike2.jpgOfficially, they aren’t admitting anything. Unofficially, the possibility that Russia or some independent hacking group caused the failure is clear to most observers, and a great worry to the military leaders and politicians running the system. It wasn’t just some glitch, and it wasn’t an insignificant system that went offline. The DoD’s secret computer network, SIPRNet, which serves as a support network for classified intelligence on drone targets, as well as target location data, was interrupted. And during the time period when the system interference occurred, a number of drone strikes went wrong.  The problem was only noticed after-the-fact, but was later attributed as a possible source of the operational failures throughout the Middle East region – including Syria. But nothing is proven. Read More