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Troop secrets on lost USB stick found on nightclub floor

In July I blogged about how the British Ministry of Defence has lost over 120 USB flash drives since 2004. A tabloid newspaper has now revealed the latest careless incident involving a USB stick, in this case the portable drive outlined a military training exercise for 70 soldiers.

Details of locations, travel and accommodation for the troops from the 3rd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment, were included on the device which was found on the floor of a nightclub in Newquay, Cornwall. A clubber found the memory stick and passed it on to the national press.

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No scone unturned in hunt for kids' TV cookery show data?

No scone unturned in hunt for kids’ TV cookery show data?

The BBC has apologised and set up a freephone helpline after it was discovered that the personal details of children who had applied to participate in a kids’ TV show had been stolen.

The BBC says it has suspended the production of “Gastronuts”, following the loss of a memory stick containing the names, addresses and dates of birth of 250 children who wished to take part in a new television cookery show.

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

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