Jul 292009
 
 July 29, 2009  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Govt, Laws, Online, U.S.

Details about a U.S. Secret Service safe house for the First Family — to be used in a national emergency — were found to have leaked on a LimeWire file-sharing network recently, members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee were told this morning.

Also unearthed on LimeWire networks in recent days were presidential motorcade routes and a sensitive but unclassified document listing details on every nuclear facility in the country, Robert Boback, CEO of Tiversa Inc. told committee members.

The disclosures prompted the chairman of the committee Rep. Edolphus Towns, (D-N.Y.), to call for a ban on the use of peer-to-peer (P2P) software on all government and contractor computers and networks. “For our sensitive government information, the risk is simply too great to ignore,” said Towns who plans to introduce a bill to enforce just such a P2P ban.

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