UK: Police Laptop Bought at Car-Boot Sale
Chris Mellor writes on TechWorld (UK):
Scottish police have been embarrassed by the appearance at a confidential laptop bought at a car-boot sale.More here.
The laptop contained road accident crash victim pictures, according to the BBC. The Lothian and Borders Police had disposed of the unwanted device through a third-party "specialist" firm, it said. It was bought at a Glasgow car boot sale by a computer engineer. The computer's hard-drive also held data on 200 police officers and yet the system was not password-protected.