'Top Secret' security files left on a train

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  1. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7449255.stm


    I wonder if the person responsible for this breach will lose their job?
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Such as don't leave stuff on a train.

    Just another example of why ID cards are a great idea. :rolleyes:
     
  3. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Umm, at the very least. S/he is certainly liable to be criminally prosecuted also. (At least it works that way in the US.)
     
  4. iShater macrumors 604

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    Tells how well we can trust the government to do its job right. :rolleyes:
     
  5. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    To me it reminds me that 'the government' is made up of humans, who are certainly capable of screwing up. To expect otherwise is fallacious.
     
  6. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    If the job requires taking sensitive documents out of the office, then they should not be held responsible.

    Do it at work, and leave it there.

    If you need more staff, justify it.
     
  7. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Not heald responsible for leaving it on a train :eek: It is sheer incompetance.

    If for example they were mugged then I would agree that they shouldn't be held responsible but seriously they left it on a train as if it was an umbrella.
     
  8. iShater macrumors 604

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    100% true, which scares me to think the kind of powers government folks have. Including those elected to office.
     
  9. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    If they have to take the documents home to work on them, then let the government supply a secure mode of transport.
     
  10. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    It just so embarrassing. I think we're starting to know what it must feel like to have Bushy boy in charge.

    EPIC levels of incompetence all round. So sad.
     
  11. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    Everyone makes mistakes, even me.

    What I don't understand is why it was printed and taken out of the building in the first place.

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  12. marbles macrumors 68000

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    Yep , the folks in government are human just like us and make mistakes just like use BUT when , it actually happens that a mistake is proven to cost life ,then , and only then , will security be put to the level it should be at for items of 'top security' .

    Yet another EPIC fail on the part of those in power ......It doesn't matter what colour tie they wear , they are all the same .



    edit> like the guy below says that the person concerned has been suspended .....probably on full pay !!, - incompetence of this magnitude is deplorable ....whatever they say we are all scr**ed......imagine how many things like this have happened and never got out to the public :O
     
  13. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Apparently suspended…
    Link…
    God, the incompetence is mind blowing. However the documents were not supposed to have been removed from Whitehall.
    Still, you'd think someone in that position would know better.

    God save the Qu… err… UK… :eek:
     
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    But why does the loss of extremely confidential information always happen in Britain? That's 3 strikes in 12--18 months.

    Before reading the article, I was hoping it wasn't another story coming out of the UK. I feel so bad for your government already. :rolleyes:
     
  15. arkitect macrumors 601

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    3 that have come to light, who know how many other f-ups have been swept under the carpet.
    Scr3w feeling sorry for the government. ;) Feel sorry for the people! :(
     
  16. BothBarsOn macrumors regular

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    It seems highly unlikely that the only time someone took Top Secret documents on a train, they also managed to leave them behind.

    It's hard not to conclude that this goes on all the time but they usually remember to take the frigging things off the seat when they get up to go.
     
  17. BlakTornado Guest

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    How many people with more than an IQ of 5 forget to take something as CRUCIAL as top secret documents off the train?

    I mean, if it were me, I'd be worrying about losing them the whole journey, and making sure I had a secure grip on them when I left. Especially if they weren't even meant to be in the public anyway.

    Some people are such idiots.
     
  18. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Check his bank account. ;)
     
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    Quite frankly this happens more often than not, but it's often laptops. Top executives have left their laptops in their cars to go to lunch/golf and found their cars broken into and laptops stolen once they returned. I can safely say that I know of 7 times when a blackberry or laptop was stolen from cars of the top three people in command at my company. Each time they were at lunch or on the golf course.

    If her work requires her to take said documents out of the office then while she is stupid, I think prosecution is harsh.
     
  21. arkitect macrumors 601

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    He/she took the documents out of the "secure" Government office when there was no need to do so.
    I'd say prosecution is well in order… :confused:
    Although I'd say not just for the culprit.
     
  22. BoyBach thread starter macrumors 68040

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7455084.stm


    Once is unfortunate, twice is...
     
  23. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    I'm pretty sure this happens frequently in the US also. So don't go being all smug and superior. :p
     
  24. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Go ahead, publish some.

    We'll think well of you when they have you at Gitmo, for giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

    :p
     
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    Probably has happened in the US, but not at this frequency. No way.

    Anyway, I'm not American, so piss on their government if you want. I don't care. ;)
     

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