One would like to think that military secrets about operations in Afghanistan and Iraq would have the strictest security possible. Apparently, this is not the case:

“…Chris Ogle, 29, paid $15 for the player and when he plugged it into his computer he found 60 pages of military data, Television One News said.

The files contained the names and personal details of US soldiers, including some who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as information about equipment deployed to bases and a mission briefing.”

link: NZ man finds US military files on MP3 player

Beyond the obvious problems with identity theft, a security breach of this nature could have had catastrophic consequences. Hopefully, this is not a story that will be forgotten by the next news cycle.

Catherine Forsythe