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Computer security firm finds 40% of used computer drives contain data

July 29, 2011

A New York computer security firm conducted research and discovered that 40% of used computer hard drives sold on eBay contained personal or confidential information.  The company purchased 100 drives over six months from various sellers on eBay.  Using specialized forensic software, the company was able to recover the following types of information:

  • Photographs
  • Documents
  • Financial information
  • Email correspondence
  • Plus much more

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