Sensitive documents about US military drones and manuals describing how to handle insurgents have been offered for sale on the dark web. Cyber-security company Recorded Future said some of the data had been stolen from a US Air Force captain’s computer.
They are acting on evidence gathered by Recorded Future, which said its “engagement” with the hacker had helped it identify them and where they lived.
The company’s Andrei Barysevich also revealed the hacker had many more documents available than just the few they were publicly offering for sale.
The conversations with the hacker revealed that he had deep access to US military networks and often watched supposedly live footage shot by drones on operations.