Published On: Wed, Jul 11th, 2018

Researchers Find Stolen U.S. Military Drone Documents For Sale On Dark Web

New research by cybersecurity investigators at threat intelligence firm Recorded Future found that a hacker tried to sell stolen U.S. military drone documents on the dark web. CNN reports that the sensitive materials were stolen from an Air Force Captain’s computer. The captain serves at a Reaper station at the Creech Air Force Base in Nevada.

The hacked documents include a private list of airmen who perform routine maintenance and repairs on on the MQ-9A Reaper drones, as well as detailed readings on the weapons. The reapers are unmanned aerial vehicles used for surveillance and targeted attacks worldwide.

Forbes reports that the hacker was trying to sell these documents for only $ 150 to $ 200.

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Researchers Find Stolen U.S. Military Drone Documents For Sale On Dark Web