Missile Defense Top Secrets Found in Hard Drives Sold on Ebay
May 08, 2009 23:24
100 hundred drives loaded with confidential information like building blueprints and test launch procedures for Lockheed Martin's ground to air missile defense. That's what you can buy on eBay these days.
The drives were part of a group of 300 hard drives sold on the auction site, coming from the US, UK, Germany, France and Australia. Some of them were formatted, but it wasn't a destructive format and the files were easily recovered.
Fortunately for us, the buyers weren't the bad guys but British Telecom's Security Research Centre. They bought the drives for a security study in collaboration with the University of Glamorgan in Wales, Edith Cowan University in Australia and Longwood University, here in the US.
Other information found in the drives were patient medical records, including x-ray images, patient photos, and confidential letters. Others included security logs for embassies and confidential corporate information detailing a 50 billion currency exchange.
In other words: If you have to sell your drive full of naked photos of your lovers, please perform a destructive, all-zeroes format. Or better yet: Don't sell it, format it, and then smash it with a hammer. [Daily Mail]
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