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MoD inquiry after laptop stolen from headquarters




MoD inquiry after laptop stolen from headquarters
MoD inquiry after laptop stolen from headquarters



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8409363.stm 

BBC News
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 
files.

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 
MoD laptops.

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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