Another laptop with sensitive data stolen

Thursday, 16 October 2003, 3:47 PM EST

The search goes on for a stolen laptop computer, a computer that contains sensitive information about security at all the commercial airports in the U.S. It happened during an airport security training seminar at the Embassy Suites near Philadelphia International.

Police and the FBI have not located that computer nor have they made any arrests. I am told it contains sensitive information about security at the nation's 429 airports. A source tells Action News they do not believe this was the job of a professional who knew what was on the computer, but someone who thought they might be able to get some good cash for it at a pawnshop. Police and FBI agents swarmed into the Embassy Suites hotel on Bartram Avenue near the airport shortly after the theft. Lockheed Martin under contract to the Transportation Security Administration was conducting a training seminar for 25 new screeners hired at Philadelphia International. The instructor was using a laptop computer to project security procedures onto a large projection screen. Around noon the group broke for lunch leaving the computer behind.

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