Hacker tried to sell US military drone files on dark web, analysts say

New research claims that a criminal hacker tried to sell files on the U.S. military’s MQ-9 Reaper drones on the dark web.

The unidentified hacker harvested the documents from a U.S. Air Force captain’s computer by exploiting a widely known security vulnerability in Netgear routers, according to research by threat intelligence firm Recorded Future.

U.S. officials are now investigating the incident as a result of the reporting, an Air Force spokesman told The Hill …


The Hill | July 10, 2018

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