12 December 2009
An investigation is under way after a laptop containing secret data was
stolen from the Ministry of Defence.
It was taken from the ministry's headquarters in Whitehall, central
London in late November, along with a key used to decode encrypted
A spokesman said an investigation by MoD police was ongoing.
Shadow defence cecretary Liam Fox said the theft was "extremely
worrying". The incident is the latest in a string of thefts involving
Figures from the department earlier this year showed that 28 had been
lost or stolen between 1 January and 11 May.
And last July, the MoD admitted that 658 of its laptops had been stolen
in the past four years.
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