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vontreigo
03-04-2009, 10:05 PM
foxnews.com Mar 1, 2009

A Pennsylvania company that monitors Peer-to-peer networks discovered... ".. a file containing full blueprints and avionics for Marine One." this file was found at an IP address in IRAN.

It turns out some one in the Defense Dept. was using P2P software (ie Kazza, limewire" and shared the hole hard drive.

l337
03-04-2009, 10:08 PM
LMFAO someones gunna get a dishonerable discharge prolly :/

Tiddle
03-04-2009, 10:41 PM
LMFAO someones gunna get a dishonerable discharge prolly :/
lol yeah and that would probably be only a slap on the wrist.

Resler
03-05-2009, 12:25 AM
Some people are just too stupid to be near a computer. I hate to assume but Im going to assume they were downloading files illigally on a GOVERNMENT computer. If your going to break the law dont do it on a computer owned by the people that make those laws.

MHCG
03-05-2009, 02:49 AM
It was a computer at a defense contractor's building in Bethesda, MD.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2009/03/01/report-pennsylvania-company-discovers-marine-security-breach/

A Pennsylvania company that monitors peer-to-peer file-sharing networks discovered a potentially serious security breach involving President Obama's helicopter, Marine One, WPXI-TV 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.

Blues
03-05-2009, 03:13 PM
Well I think future contractors will have to have thier network inspected before they get contracted. If you do work of that level why in the hell do you not have a proper network security running? You should never allow anything but a specific server/workstation with specified ports accessible through a secure method for and FTP or similar actions. Never allow the users to install apps this is the crap they install.