Old hard drives yield dark secrets

Friday, 11 August 2006, 2:04 PM EST

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.

At vnunet.

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