[clug] An old debate: Forensics study of cleaning old diskdrives sold on e-bay [SEC=PERSONAL]

Roppola, Antti - BRS Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Fri Feb 27 04:20:36 GMT 2009

Most people just don't care or appreciate how this could be an issue.

I suspect that many people just don't care for the same reason they'd
never expect anyone to rummage through their rubbish to recover old
bills and bank statements.

I suppose the reality of it is that other avenues are seen as higher
risks as far as identity theft goes, and it's not particularly rampant


Karun wrote:

> It seems to be a reoccuring issue. Perhaps a study could be done into
why this occurs especially in households.

On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 09:32:04PM +1100, steve jenkin wrote:
> An ongoing interest in this list:
> <http://www.investigation.com/articles/library/2008articles/articles10
> .htm>
> These people bought 100 drives old drives off e-bay and 40% contained 
> 'sensitive' information.

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