Thursday, October 02, 2008

UK: Palmtop Computer Stolen From Open Window in MI5 Hideout

Joanna Sugden writes in The Times Online:

A handheld computer containing secret intelligence documents about terrorism has been stolen through the open window of an MI5 hideout, in a fresh data embarrassment.

A burglar who climbed into the property in Greater Manchester on Sunday night got away with the terminal which contained highly sensitive information about national security.

The house was being rented by the national intelligence service but the device was encrypted, so a security breach is thought unlikely.

More here.


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