Troop secrets on lost USB stick found on nightclub floor

Graham Cluley

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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.

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

Graham Cluley Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.