Monday, March 9, 2009

Leaking sensitive information

From ComputerWorld, :

Classified data on president's helicopter leaked via P2P, found on Iranian computer

Classified information about the communications, navigation and management electronics on Marine One, the helicopter now used by President Barack Obama, were reportedly discovered in a publicly available shared folder on a computer in Tehran, Iran, after apparently being accidentally leaked over a peer-to-peer file-sharing network last summer.

The classified file appears to have been leaked from a computer belonging to a Bethesda, Md., military contractor and was discovered Thursday by Tiversa Inc., a Cranberry Township, Pa.-based P2P monitoring services provider.

[Thanks to Peter's RAIN (Records and Archives in the News) drops.]

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