Researchers Find Missile Defense Data On Used Hard Drive

May 12, 2009

Study also produces sensitive data from Ford Motor, Laura Ashley, and other businesses

For the fourth straight year, researchers at the University of Glamorgan in Scotland have turned up surprisingly sensitive data — including details of test-launch procedures for a U.S. defense missile — by buying secondhand PCs.

Although the official data from this year’s study has not yet been released, the research team, which included Edith Cowan University of Australia and BT, revealed some early results yesterday in news reports by the BBC and British television affiliates.

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