Iran steals Marine One blueprints

Discussion in 'Networking and Security' started by ang_99, Mar 1, 2009.


    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.

    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.

    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.
  2. now we are left to wonder if this will be just a passing event, or if it will actually have big repercussions
  3. If the SS was smart, they leaked false info and the Iranians bought it hand over fist.
  4. I wonder if its the same helicopter Bernanke uses
  5. d08


    Faux News being funny again, an IP address isn't a proof of location (in 1996 it might have been), if the Iranians were really behind it then they'd have certainly used some form of a proxy. Defense firms allow their workers to use file-sharing applications, that's more of an issue here.
  6. The real scandal in this whole thing is why the Bush Administration decided to forgo it's main contractor Sikorsky (a United Technologies Company UTX) who does nothing but build great helicopters for Lockheed who does not build helicopters at all but has to sub-out everything related to the building of the new Marine One to its European partners.