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By Vinay Madhav
The Times of India
29 Oct 2008
BANGALORE: Just a month ago, a Bangalore-based construction company lost
a multi-crore tender by a thin margin. Baffled company officials vowed
there was no way the rival firm could have come so near to their bid.
Soon, investigation proved them right and it was found the tender
documents were leaked. The company was in a dilemma to find the mole.
Only a few persons were aware of the tender details and they were the
mosttrusted ones. Also, such an incident had never happened in the
Computer forensic tests revealed somebody had accessed the Universal
Serial Bus (USB) port to download the tender documents. What surprised
the company's top heads was that one of their employees had used his
iPod to download the data.
The data was then passed to the rival company for a price and to evade
detection, the file was promptly deleted from the iPod. Investigators ,
however, retrieved it using advanced data-recovery software.
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