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Submission + - PC with sensitive files on minors sold on ebay

passthecrackpipe writes: "The BBC is running a story about a PC sold on ebay with thousands of sensitive files concerning vulnarable minors.

from the article:"Sensitive case notes on vulnerable children in Essex have been found on a computer sold on eBay's auction site.

Reports and details about fostering and adoption were found among 1,000 files on a £1.70 computer previously owned by Southend Borough Council.

The buyer, from Staines, Middlesex, has asked to remain anonymous but told the BBC it was a serious lapse of security.

Thats an understatement if I ever heard one....."

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