Michelle Obama’s safehouse details leaked via P2P

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

President Barack Obama, his wife and two daughters, must be the most closely protected family on the planet – so it’s disturbing to hear that sensitive information about the emergency measures that would be taken to protect them in a crisis might have been leaked onto the internet.

A US House of Representatives Committe hearing has heard that a document revealing details of the secret service safe house that would be used by first lady Michelle Obama in the event of the White House being evacuated were shared via the Limewire peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing network.

In addition, the hearing heard, sensitive details regarding the location of every…

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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.