[ISN] Computer hard drive sold on eBay 'had details of top secret U.S. missile defence system'

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 8 May 2009 04:01:44 -0500 (CDT)

By Daily Mail Reporter
07th May 2009

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.


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