Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Military Secrets For Sale In Afghan Bazaar

Stolen computer drives containing classified military assessments of enemy targets, names of corrupt Afghan officialsand descriptions of American defenses are on sale a local bazaar in Bagram, according to information provided by www.latimes.com.

The owners of the shops claims that Afghan cleaners, garbage collectors and workers from a military base offer them a wide range of goods, flashmemory included.

These drives are sold as second-hand goods. The drivesc ould include data on military actions, Social Security numbers and other military personnel information.

As portable storage devices are particularly susceptible to loss or theft, we recommend that all sensitive information should be encrypted or stored in other storage devices with greater security.

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