UBC Students uncover Sensitive US Military Information - Data security is a must for E-waste.


“The alarming findings are set to air on PBS tonight
News1130 Staff VANCOUVER (NEWS1130)  | Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 7:40 am ”

These three links all cover the same story.
They cover the findings of students at the University of British Columbia who were creating a documentary called “Frontline Ghana - Digital Dumping Ground”.

The reason this report is so alarming is simple. One of the Hard Drives that was uncovered was originally from U.S. Defence Contractor Northrop Grumman and it had sensitive information still on the drive. The Hard Drive included: sensitive information about hiring practices, credit card numbers and family photos.

Data Security is a very real concern. If a criminal had access to a drive like this, it could have been used to gather personal info about for identity theft including credit card information, social security numbers and much more.

A company can get in a lot of trouble and have to pay a very hefty price for not properly destroying data. Undestroyed Data cannot go into a trash bin!

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The solution is simple, the issue is people don’t know that it comes from a very serious problem.
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3 Responses to “UBC Students uncover Sensitive US Military Information - Data security is a must for E-waste.”

  1. I have been looking looking around for this kind of information. Will you post some more in future? I’ll be grateful if you will.

    July 6th, 2009 | 6:56 pm
  2. Data breaches has been increasing at an alarming rate and there seem to be no slowing down in sight. Stiffer penalties must be enforced by law.

    July 8th, 2009 | 8:42 pm
  3. MichaellaS

    tks for the effort you put in here I appreciate it!

    July 22nd, 2009 | 6:49 pm

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