Camera Bought On EBay Held Secret MI6 Data

Posted: Sep 30 2008, 8:05am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 10:46am CDT, in News | Portable Devices


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The British government has major and rampant holes in its data security programs. Yet another source of top-secret documents has been released accidentally to the public. A man purchased a Nikon Coolpix camera for £17 on eBay.

When the man downloaded the images he took with the camera to his computer, he found pictures of rocket launchers, login details for Secret Service encrypted computers. Other documents included hand drawn documents with names and occupations of suspected al-Qaeda operatives and more.

The man tried to turn the camera into the local police station and was treated like a hoax. Days later The Register reports that Special Branch officers came to the man's home and seized the camera and his computer and told him not to speak to the media.

Via The Register

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