Military hard drive found at recycling depot
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.