posted on Apr, 14 2006 @ 07:48 PM
Outside of the US military base in Bagram, American investigators are spending thousands of dollars to buy back missing computer drives. Some of these
drives contain sensitive military information. One vendor reported selling 50 drives to the investigators who are walking around the market with a box
full of cash to facilitate the purchases. The appearance of so many of the drive and other memory devices has sparked an investigation into how
security was breached.
BAGRAM, Afghanistan - American investigators armed with a "box full" of cash have paid thousands of dollars to buy back stolen computer drives —
many of which contain sensitive military data, shopkeepers outside the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan said Friday.
But dozens are still on sale, including memory sticks with information ranging from U.S. troop resumes to photographs of Air Force One during
President Bush's visit last month.
The surfacing of the stolen computer devices has sparked an urgent probe to discover how security could have been breached at the heavily guarded
Bagram base, which coordinates the fight against Taliban and al-Qaida militants and includes one of the military's main detention facilities for
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First Los Alamos can seem to keep track of their stuff and now this. Its amazing that it got this bad before somebody investigated. I mean if the
drive is stolen from your PC you would at least try to figure out what happened to it right? With stuff like this it’s no wonder they have not had
much luck tracking down Bin laden.