Monday, March 09, 2009

Police Lose Memory

Not in a collective way, sadly, but in a specific "where the fuck's the USB stick gone" kind of way.

Obviously impressed by the way Government departments and various public sector companies have lost data and then had FUCK ALL happen to them, the Lothian and Borders Police have decided to join in.

The memory stick, which was last used by staff working in the road policing division in the the force's headquarters in the Fettes area of the city, was lost between December 2008 and January this year.

The USB memory stick contains 750 entries on vehicles "of interest" to police, along with other intelligence. Yet the force said its loss did not compromise anyone involved in any ongoing or previous police investigations, which is reassuring, eh?

Although, worryingly, it is understood the information on the stick was not encrypted.

Go team.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd lose my job if I had confidential data on a memory stick, never mind un-encrypted and left lying somewhere.

It's not rocket science, preventing this kind of nonsense. Just goes to show they don't actually care.


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