Before you sell your old computer on e-bay ...

andre kesteloot andre.kesteloot at
Sat May 16 09:27:34 CDT 2009

*Government Secrets Found on Computer Sold on eBay.* 
Secret details about the U.S. missile defense system were found on a 
computer hard drive bought on eBay during an investigation into personal 
data stored on computers being carelessly discarded.

The computer, turned over to the FBI, contained documents from Lockheed 
Martin that included detailed test launch procedures, photos and 
personal data of employees, including their social security numbers and 
blueprints of facilities, the newspaper reported.

A spokesman for Lockheed Martin, who makes the THADD launch system, 
declined to comment on the hard drive's information.

"Until Lockheed Martin can evaluate the hard drive in question, it is 
not possible to comment further on its potential contents or source," 
the spokesman told the Daily Mail. "Lockheed Martin is not aware of any 
compromise of data related to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense 

The 4th annual survey conducted by several universities analyzes hard 
drives bought at computer auctions, computer fairs and eBay. [FoxNews 

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