How did sensitive Air Force documents leak to the dark web from a router error?

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The Air Force apparently failed to exercise some basic cybersecurity hygiene when it didn’t configure a router correctly. One thing led to another and sensitive documents about the MQ-9 Reaper drone ended up for sale on the dark web. Analysts at Recorded Future discovered the hacker. Andrei Barysevich, director of Advanced Collection at Recorded Future, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for the details.

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