Old hard drives yield dark secrets

Companies and individuals aren't bothering to destroy data on hard drives before disposing of them, according to a BT funded report by Glamorgan University. Researchers probed over 300 second hand hard drives and found everything from company secrets to material they handed over to the police to investigate for possible paedophile crimes. Many were laden with porn.

On many of the drives data had been deleted using the Windows delete function or by reformatting, both of which are easily reversible. Old hard drives yield dark secrets - vnunet.com

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 12th August 2006 11:21PM