Marine One blueprints and avionics leaked to Iran through peer-to-peer network

It seems a military contractor has allowed a file containing sensitive data about Marine One to be shared over a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) network. The file was tracked making its way to an IP address in Iran; it contained highly sensitive blueprints for Marine One, including details about the helicopter and avionics packages.

With the proliferation of "sharing" technologies such as P2P and Sharepoint sites, the need for Data Leak Prevention (DLP) is growing. While DLP solutions are still maturing, entities housing sensitive information should take another look at what is running inside their networks and start looking into what's leaving their networks as well.

Many of these sharing technologies are often used by regular users as opposed to being setup and managed by IT, following a documented process, and with a documented business need. This often leads to misconfigured setttings allowing too much access to information.

Src: Marine One blueprints and avionics leaked to Iran through peer-to-peer network | The Raw Story [tx to @geekgrrl]

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