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Cabinet data on stolen BlackBerry




Cabinet data on stolen BlackBerry
Cabinet data on stolen BlackBerry



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7994850.stm 

BBC News
11 April 2009

A BlackBerry sold by a homeless man to a student has been found to 
contain the personal details of cabinet ministers, top civil servants 
and police officers.

Journalism student Darryl Curtis said it held hundreds of phone numbers, 
with data which led him to think it belonged to an ex-Sheffield council 
chief.

Details of cabinet ministers including Ed Balls and David Miliband were 
on the BlackBerry, said Mr Curtis, 44.

Police believe it was stolen from a car and that they have traced the 
owner.

Mr Curtis, who is studying at Sheffield Hallam University, told the 
Sheffield Star he had bought the device while working on an assignment 
about homelessness. 

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