PC World sells "new" hard drive with personal data
A hard drive sold as new in a major PC World outlet in London on Monday contained a couple's personal data including spreadsheets, VAT information and other sensitive information.
We bought the Western Digital 20GB Caviar drive along with a CD drive from the Tottenham Court Road branch of PC World because we were building a new PC.
But after the operating system software failed to install correctly, we examined the hard drive and found that it contained a number of Word documents and Excel wordsheets belonging to an individual and his partner, based in West London.
By Mike Magee at The Inquirer.
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