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From: Henry Brown (hbrownknology.net)
Date: Wed Apr 23 2008 - 06:03:50 CDT
STORRS, Conn. -- A student bought a computer hard drive and discovered
that it contains personal information about people with ties to the
University of Connecticut.
Ryan Green, a junior at UConn, bought the drive at the UConn Co-op for
$200 and discovered it already contained information.
"I opened it up and it wasn't blank, it was actually halfway full,"
Authorities continue to investigate to determine how the information got
on the drive and how it might have been used.
Green found about 10,000 private pictures, 10,000 Microsoft Word
documents and even some sensitive personal information like credit cards
and driver's licenses
One of the people with their entire life on that drive included a UConn
professor who asked to remain anonymous. The drive contained images of
the professor's credit cards to a pilot's license to folders full of his
The professor said he intentionally put much of the information on his
computer for safekeeping while he was traveling outside the country.
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