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No espionage in candidate laptop theft




No espionage in candidate laptop theft
No espionage in candidate laptop theft



http://www.metronews.ca/calgary/Local/article/116698 

By NEIL MACKINNON
METRO CALGARY
September 24, 2008

Her first thought was that she might be the victim of political 
espionage - a Calgary version of Watergate.

Instead, Heesung Kim was just the victim of a cat burglar who climbed up 
on a pail, peeled away the screen, jimmied open the alleyway window of 
her Calgary Centre Liberal campaign office at 1801 1 St. SE, and made 
off with two laptops.

"There isn't much to be worried about in this riding, so after I thought 
about it for a second, I quickly ruled out political interference," said 
Kim. "And police said it's not that uncommon for people to break in and 
just steal laptops, so I'm pretty sure it was just a crime of 
opportunity."

The laptops, one of them fingerprint-protected, were being used for 
Kim's campaign. They didn't contain any voter information, which is 
regularly uploaded to a server in Ottawa and is password protected. She 
also has backup copies of all the literature and graphic designs her 
team was working on.


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