Sensitive information about the Presidential Helicopter found in Iran

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Sensitive information about the Presidential Helicopter found in Iran

A Cranberry company that monitors peer-to-peer file-sharing networks discovered a potentially serious security breach involving President Barack Obama’s helicopter. I guess this is partly why Obama is getting a new helicopter.

Tiversa employees found engineering and communications information about Marine One at an IP address in Tehran, Iran.

Bob Boback, CEO of Tiversa, said, ”We found a file containing entire blueprints and avionics package for Marine One,which is the president's helicopter."

The company was able to trace the file back to its original source.
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What appears to be a defense contractor in Bethesda, MD had a file sharing program on one of their systems that also contained highly sensitive blueprints for Marine One.

When downloading one of these file-sharing programs, you are effectively allowing others around the world to access your hard drive.

They are working through a process to maintain the security of the president.

We've noticed it out of Pakistan, Yemen, Qatar, and China. They are actively searching for information that is disclosed in this fashion because it is a great source of intelligence
Boback said.

Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, an adviser to Tiversa, said,
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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.

Boback notified the government immediately and said appropriate steps are being taken.

Clark said he doesn't know how sensitive this information is, but he said other military information has been found on the Internet in the past.

He said this needs to be monitored more closely and Rep. Jason Altmire agreed. He said,
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Well, I'm very troubled to hear this because there are obviously elements in Iran that are not friendly to the United States and it would be an understatement to say that this type of information could be very detrimental were it to fall into the wrong hands.

Once it's out there, it's hard to get it back. I don't think the full ramifications of this have been understood by the watchdog agencies.

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By netchicken: posted on 2-3-2009

This might be why Obama is getting a new helicopter

The helicopter, which will be outfitted with communications equipment, anti-missile defenses and hardened hulls, is dubbed Marine One whenever the president is on board. The aircraft is expected to be similar to Air Force One, unlike the 30-year-old helicopters they would replace.
By netchicken: posted on 2-3-2009

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