[ISN] No espionage in candidate laptop theft

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 00:25:55 -0500 (CDT)

September 24, 2008

Her first thought was that she might be the victim of political 
espionage - a Calgary version of Watergate.

Instead, Heesung Kim was just the victim of a cat burglar who climbed up 
on a pail, peeled away the screen, jimmied open the alleyway window of 
her Calgary Centre Liberal campaign office at 1801 1 St. SE, and made 
off with two laptops.

"There isn't much to be worried about in this riding, so after I thought 
about it for a second, I quickly ruled out political interference," said 
Kim. "And police said it's not that uncommon for people to break in and 
just steal laptops, so I'm pretty sure it was just a crime of 

The laptops, one of them fingerprint-protected, were being used for 
Kim's campaign. They didn't contain any voter information, which is 
regularly uploaded to a server in Ottawa and is password protected. She 
also has backup copies of all the literature and graphic designs her 
team was working on.

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Received on Wed Sep 24 2008 - 22:25:55 PDT

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