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Author Topic: German Military Laptop Sold on eBay Included Classified Missile Information  (Read 1427 times)

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The laptop was bought by G Data CyberDefense, a German company with 500 employees that prides itself on having built one of the first antivirus software programs in the 1980s. Hauke Gierow, a company spokesman, described the computer as “an old thing from the early 2000s.”

“It’s not the kind of thing you can use in your office,” he said in a telephone interview on Tuesday. “We bought it purely out of curiosity.”

That included the chance that there might be something interesting on the hard drive, Mr. Gierow said — and the hunch turned out to be correct, even if the buyer didn’t realize it immediately.
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