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Who is sending mysterious laptops to governors?




Who is sending mysterious laptops to governors?
Who is sending mysterious laptops to governors?



http://www.fcw.com/Articles/2009/09/02/FBI-investigates-mysterious-laptops.aspx 

By Doug Beizer
FCW.com
Sept 02, 2009

Who is sending unsolicited laptop computers to governors' offices, and 
why?

The FBI is investigating the unexpected deliveries that were sent to 
governors' offices in at least 10 states, according to media reports. 
Investigators are trying to determine if the machines contain malware or 
programming that would allow someone remote access to secure networks.

Governors in West Virginia, Vermont, Wyoming and Washington received 
three to five laptops each, according to the Associated Press. Shipments 
to governors in six other states were intercepted, according to The 
Inquirer.

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin received four Compaq computers in 
Hewlett-Packard boxes on Aug. 5, according to a report in the Charleston 
Gazette. His office turned the computers over to the West Virginia State 
Police, who are also involved in the investigation, according to the 
report.

HP officials are aware of the orders and said they are linked to fraud, 
according to the Inquirer report.

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