Details of Obama’s chopper leaked via P2P software?

Graham Cluley

The US Presidential helicopter, known as “Marine One”, must be one of the most highly secured aircraft in the world.

Often seen on the White House lawn, “Marine One” always flies alongside a group of identical helicopters which act as decoys in case of an attack.

There will, therefore, be serious questions asked following the reported security breach that leaked engineering and communications information about the “Marine One” helicopter onto a peer-to-peer file-sharing network. According to reports, sensitive blueprints regarding the chopper’s avionics and communications system were found on an IP address located in Tehran.

There has been speculation that a defence contractor might have installed P2P software onto their PC, which then shared the sensitive files across the internet for anyone to download.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.