Just because a criminal’s hard drive is reformatted does not mean the data cannot be recovered. Regardless, the suspect being described below apparently had the belief that if he formatted his notebook and then installed Linux, all would be well. Bet he is going to be in for a shock…

The former CA chief executive who faces charges following the 2004 $2.2bn accounting scandal at the company has been accused of destroying evidence on his laptop.

Sanjay Kumar is accused of erasing his laptop’s hard drive to destroy potential evidence, according to documents released by the US Attorney’s office. [Read the rest]

[tags]reformatted hard drive,ca chief executive,destroying evidence[/tags]