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