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    details of top secret U.S. missile defense sold on eBay

    Computer hard drive sold on eBay 'had details of top secret U.S. missile defense system'

    Highly sensitive details of a US military missile air defence system were found on a second-hand hard drive bought on eBay.

    The test launch procedures were found on a hard disk for the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defence) ground to air missile defence system, used to shoot down Scud missiles in Iraq.

    The disk also contained security policies, blueprints of facilities and personal information on employees including social security numbers, belonging to technology company Lockheed Martin - who designed and built the system.


    British researchers found the data while studying more than 300 hard disks bought at computer auctions, computer fairs and eBay.

    The experts also uncovered other sensitive information including bank account details, medical records, confidential business plans, financial company data, personal id numbers, and job descriptions.

    The drives were bought from the UK, America, Germany, France and Australia by BT's Security Research Centre in collaboration with the University of Glamorgan in Wales, Edith Cowan University in Australia and Longwood University in the US.

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    Re: details of top secret U.S. missile defense sold on eBay

    WTF.

    Don't you just feel inspired by confidence ... highly sensitive indeed.


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    Re: details of top secret U.S. missile defense sold on eBay

    [quote author=trepid link=topic=19762.msg1269213#msg1269213 date=1241717152]
    WTF.

    Don't you just feel inspired by confidence ... highly sensitive indeed.


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    It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  Also to know that a high tech place that is building this crap doesn't know how to wipe a computer clean.

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