#1 Marine One Blueprints Found on Iranian File-Sharing Network
03-01-2009, 09:59 AM
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Report: Pennsylvania Company Discovers Marine One Security Breach
Sensitive information about Marine One was reportedly found by Tiversa employees at an IP address in Tehran, Iran.
Sunday, March 01, 2009
A Pennsylvania company that monitors peer-to-peer file-sharing networks discovered a potentially serious security breach involving President Obama's helicopter, Marine One, NBC affiliate WPXI in Pittsburgh reported.
Sensitive information about Marine One was reportedly found by Tiversa employees at an IP address in Tehran.
Tiversa CEO Bob Boback said a defense contractor in Bethesda, Md., had a file sharing program on one of their systems that contained highly sensitive blueprints for Marine One and financial information about the cost of the helicopter.
"We found a file containing entire blueprints and avionics package for Marine One," Boback said.
Boback said the issue most likely stemmed from someone downloading the file-sharing program without realizing the problems that could result.
"When downloading one of these file-sharing programs, you are effectively allowing others around the world to access your hard drive," Boback told WPXI.
"We found where this information came from. We know exactly what computer it came from. I'm sure that person is embarrassed and may even lose their job, but we know where it came from and we know where it went," Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, an adviser to Tiversa, told WPXI.
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03-01-2009, 10:18 AM
That's scary.Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
03-01-2009, 01:39 PM
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I really don't know much about file sharing in general, but it surprises me that this could happen.Hey careful man! There's a beverage here!
03-02-2009, 10:44 PM
Shhhh!!!! Maybe the WH won't notice.Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
03-02-2009, 10:46 PM
wow people are surprised that an illegal file sharing program would allow people to backdoor your system?? It was prolly one of the napster clones that still operate . . . .Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
03-05-2009, 12:03 PM
Could it be Tiversa, with Wesley Clark as an "adviser", played it smart? Heard that the annointed one had nixed getting new helicopters. Now they'll probably have to, as the bad guys have the plans. Hmmm, way to keep afloat in this economy.
Some folks will do anything for a sale.
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