Leaked drone footage reveals fishing boats and vacationers on jet-skiers in Florida are being used as ‘dummy targets’ by the US military

Daily Mail
May 7, 2017

The US government appears to have accidentally streamed footage of a military-style drone.

The video appears to be recording thousands of feet above northwest Florida, over the coast, with the camera aimed at random civilian boaters.

Experts have deduced that the footage came from Predator drones, which are primarily used by the Air Force and CIA to record an area right before a missile is dropped.

The servers were discovered on Wednesday by The Daily Beast journalist Kenneth Lipp, who found them while randomly searching Shodan, a search engine for Internet-connected devices.

Both servers were accessible just by typing their IP addresses inside the browser.

The webpage then loaded with a ‘Welcome to FMV!’ title.

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It also included logos for three US government agencies: the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), the Aerospace Data Facility-East, and the Washington Innovation Center of the Combat Information Center.

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This article was posted: Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 5:52 am

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