[ISN] Osama bin Laden raid yields trove of computer data

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 09:53:04 -0500 (CDT)


The assault force of Navy SEALs snatched a trove of computer drives and 
disks during their weekend raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, yielding 
what a U.S. official called “the mother lode of intelligence.”

The special operations forces grabbed personal computers, thumb drives 
and electronic equipment during the lightning raid that killed bin 
Laden, officials told POLITICO.

“They cleaned it out,” one official said. “Can you imagine what’s on 
Osama bin Laden’s hard drive?”

U.S. officials are about to find out. The material is being examined at 
a secret location in Afghanistan.

“Hundreds of people are going through it now,” an official said, adding 
that intelligence operatives back in Washington are very excited to find 
out what they have.


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