USB stuff-up puts Queen at risk

The Daily Examiner - - NEWS -

A USB drive con­tain­ing se­cu­rity in­for­ma­tion on Heathrow Air­port, in­clud­ing se­cu­rity mea­sures used to pro­tect the Queen (pic­tured) when she uses the fa­cil­ity, has been found on a Lon­don street. A mem­ber of the pub­lic found the USB drive and turned it over to The Sun­day Mir­ror, the news­pa­per re­ported. The de­vice con­tained 76 fold­ers, in­clud­ing in­for­ma­tion on how to ac­cess re­stricted ar­eas. The data wasn’t en­crypted. Heathrow Air­port says in a state­ment that se­cu­rity plans have been re­viewed and the air­port re­mains “vig­i­lant to evolv­ing threats by up­dat­ing our pro­ce­dures on a daily ba­sis”. Se­cu­rity of­fi­cials have “launched an in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion to un­der­stand how this hap­pened and are tak­ing steps to pre­vent a sim­i­lar oc­cur­rence in fu­ture”.

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