March. 4, 2009
The source of sensitive information about President Barack Obama's
Marine One helicopter that was found on an IP address in Iran has been
discovered, and it wasn't Lockheed Martin, according to a report.
Pittsburgh TV station WPXI reported Monday that Lockheed was not
responsible for the security breach last week. Tiversa, a
Pittsburgh-area company that monitors peer-to-peer file-sharing
networks, said it discovered a file containing entire blueprints, costs
and other information about Marine One at an IP address in Tehran, Iran.
There were rumors that Lockheed was responsible for the security lapse,
but Tiversa said no. The company wouldn't name the actual contractor.
WPXI reported that someone probably downloaded a fire-sharing program to
swap music but didn't realize the dangers of other files being swiped
from the computer.
"We found where this information came from," Retired Gen. Wesley Clark,
an adviser to Tiversa, told WPXI. "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."
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