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Cabinet data on stolen BlackBerry
news.bbc.com.uk: A BlackBerry sold by a homeless man to a student has been found to contain the personal details of cabinet ministers, top civil servants and police officers.
Journalism student Darryl Curtis said it held hundreds of phone numbers, with data which led him to think it belonged to an ex-Sheffield council chief.
Details of cabinet ministers including Ed Balls and David Miliband were on the BlackBerry, said Mr Curtis, 44.
Police believe it was stolen from a car and that they have traced the owner.
Mr Curtis, who is studying at Sheffield Hallam University, told the Sheffield Star he had bought the device while working on an assignment about homelessness.
"One of the homeless guys knew I was a journalism student and said his friend had a BlackBerry with the numbers for Tony Blair and Buckingham Palace on it," he said.
Ha! Finally a way to retrieve stolen berries! Get Obamas number and your sure to get it back.
~via smartphone mobile.pinstack.com~
Seems like if you were that high up in government you would be smart enough to password protect your device. These types of stories kill me.
yea...or employ a BES wipe after discovering it was lost or stolen
Originally Posted by moderncowboy
And this was supposedly reported stolen in 2006, amazed it was recovered, working and still had the data. I wonder how many hands it passed through over the years...
LOL...i love how the homeless guy was like we have tony blair's number
wow! this would be a polarizing situation:
which is more priceless now -- the Bold or the information?
Or must I say, which makes the other priceless?
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