Blog Posts Tagged with "RQ-170"


Did Iran Recover Encrypted Data from Downed Stealth Drone?

May 02, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Iranian officials recently released claims that they have finished their reverse engineering of the downed US stealth drone and will begin to make a copy. The Iranians released information they say was encrypted flight and maintenance data from internal databases...

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US Confirms Iran Did Not Hack RQ-170 Stealth Drone

February 13, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

A congressional official has confirmed that Iran did not bring down the drone with it’s “cyber warfare” skills. Information from a 10 week CIA review seems to point to a malfunctioning data stream. Information from the faulty stream may have led the drone operator to land the UAV...

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Chinese Cyber Espionage Targeting Drone Technology

January 04, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"This campaign could target organizations related to technology used in... aerospace and military industries... With the information we collected it appears that this campaign has been running for months. Someone has said that cyberwar does not exist?. Draw your own conclusions..."

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Psst... Want Access to a RQ-170 Sentinel?

January 03, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

Now in the very likely propaganda department… The Voice of Russia is stating in an article published recently that Iran is offering access to their recently acquired RQ-170 Sentinel, reputedly a captured CIA collection platform, to Russia and China...

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Iran, the Cyber Threat... Are We Creating A New Enemy?

January 02, 2012 Added by:Plagiarist Paganini

But are we sure that this is true? No one doubts Iran's capabilities, but there is no doubt that their means and financial resources are nothing compared to those of the U.S., China, Israel and Russia. Although we are faced with a Nation that has fully understood the importance of a cyber strategy, we cannot certainly consider it more offensive than others...

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Drone Hacking Claims: A Little Truthful or Bold Lies?

December 20, 2011 Added by:Joel Harding

Iran is claiming that an “electronic warfare” unit forced down an US RQ-170 Sentinel Drone through a cyber attack. The Iranians are saying they are close to uncovering all the secrets contained in the drone and unlocking the software. Instead of a detailed explanation, I just say BS...

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Iran Invests Heavily in Developing Cyberwarfare Capabilities

December 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The Jerusalem Post reports Iran has recently decided to invest somewhere near one billion dollars to increase both cyber defensive and offensive capabilities. The news comes on the heels of reports that Iran may now be in possession of several advanced U.S. military reconnaissance drones...

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The RQ170 Affair: Spoofing, Jamming, and The GBAS

December 18, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The documents show a program to “augment” the GPS environment in Iran by placing base stations with the Fajr GPS (GBAS) network/hardware in specific sites throughout the country to ostensibly help with aircraft navigation. In their presentation, they mention the possibility of spoofing...

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Who or What Downed the RQ-170?

December 17, 2011 Added by:Joel Harding

Cyber attack? Oh come on now. This would be a highly complex operation and I doubt even the Russians have that capability. First you would need to inject the proper commands into the system. Then, you’d have to establish a link through the CandC network from Beale or Creech Air Force Base...

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How the RQ-170 Was Hijacked

December 15, 2011 Added by:Ron Baklarz

While it is reported that intercepting unencrypted drone communication data streams had first been known to US military since the mid-1990's, this exploitation continued on into 2009 where militant laptops were found with drone data and unencrypted video feeds from Predator drones...

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US Drone Probably Experienced Mechanical Failure

December 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“U.S. and NATO officials wouldn’t say what kind of American drone had disappeared, but U.S. officials said there was no indication that the aircraft had been shot down by the Iranians. One American official said the drone likely suffered from a mechanical failure..."

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Was Iran's Downing of RQ-170 Related to the Malware Infection at Creech AFB?

December 04, 2011 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

Iran took over the controls of a Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel stealth drone and landed it with minimal damage. As of this writing, the U.S. Air Force hasn't yet confirmed or denied the attack. I've left a message with the on-call PA officer at Creech Air Force Base...

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