Details of police informants stored on a computer memory stick have been stolen in a burglary at the home of a Greater Manchester Police officer./facepalm
Still, at least the thieves will have to crack the sooper-dooper top secret government encoding, won’t they?
The stick, which is not thought to be password protected, was taken from the house in Oldham on 17 July./doublefacepalm
Why would a government-issued memory stick not have any security?
A spokesman said the matter had been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and the Information Commissioner.Ahhh. Perhaps it wasn’t a government-issued data stick after all?
Police said the stick does not belong to Greater Manchester Police but does contain sensitive information relating to the force.
Methinks chummy has some explaining to do…