Mil­i­tary hard drive found at re­cy­cling de­pot

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - PROVINCE -

HAL­I­FAX — A 30 G hard drive found at a re­cy­cling de­pot that a Hal­i­fax man says con­tains per­sonal in­for­ma­tion in­clud­ing the names and num­bers of de­fence per­son­nel has been taken by the mil­i­tary. Pete Stevens, who works in the elec­tron­ics in­dus­try, said he found the hard drive about a year ago at a re­cy­cling de­pot and sus­pected that it pre­vi­ously be­longed to the mil­i­tary af­ter run­ning re­cov­ery soft­ware. He said he re­cently de­cided to sift through the hun­dreds of files af­ter hear­ing about se­cu­rity breaches at the mil­i­tary’s East Coast in­tel­li­gence cen­tre and Cana­dian Forces Base Hal­i­fax. Stevens said he re­cov­ered about 10 G of data from the 30 G hard drive, in­clud­ing 6,000 pho­tos, spread­sheets with the names and num­bers of mil­i­tary per­son­nel and their fam­i­lies, and com­pleted ap­pli­ca­tions for se­cu­rity clear­ance.

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