Note To Self: Don't Store Top Secret Military Data In Porn Folder

from the just-a-suggestion dept

While the US gov't may have trouble keeping track of important computers with sensitive information, there's just something extra special about the way top secret information leaks in Japan. There were, of course, the nuclear secrets leaked via a file sharing program, after an outside contractor was allowed to use his personal computer to store the documents. The latest seems almost as bizarre. Apparently top secret information on Aegis destroyers were passed among a few petty officers in Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force, after one such officer copied the porn directory from a colleague's computer. This raises all sorts of questions, but the biggest one has to be: what person thinks that they'll hide top secret military documents in a porn folder and assume that that's the least likely place that people will end up looking?


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    Stan Schroeder, Apr 5th, 2007 @ 11:07am

    a person with no knowledge of computers whatsoever

    c:/temp - pass
    c:/documents and settings - bah, boo-ring
    c:/program files - ok, there's never anything here
    c:/XXX HUGE TITS - honey, I might come late from work today, I have some thorough examination to do

     

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    Harry Casimir, Apr 5th, 2007 @ 11:29am

    Done Once or Twice Without Failure is the Recipe F

    It seems like people are very good at that, if they don't get caught in the first few rounds, then they will continue to do what they do best and eventually get sloppy at it. Whether intentionally or not, people do get sloppy with things and that is what happen to the people in governments. Those people don't even remember the oats they took before taking office/post, so make you think they will care for where they add stuff in a computer. lol

     

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    Papa Joe, Apr 5th, 2007 @ 11:46am

    They probably had the porn folder as a hidden one and figured it was just easy to dump it in there. They probably never realized that you can access hidden folders.

     

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    GoblinJuice, Apr 5th, 2007 @ 12:02pm

    Just a folder? Not a dedicated drive? Slacker!

     

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    Likwid, Apr 5th, 2007 @ 1:07pm

    I store mine on a NAS box with 1TB in RAID 5 and tape backups.

    Top secret government data, that is... eherm...

     

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    TomTheToe, Apr 5th, 2007 @ 1:09pm

    Re:Done Once or Twice Without Failure is the Recip

    "Those people don't even remember the oats they took before taking office" Must be why we are talking about a bunch of jackasses. Ha.

     

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    Anon Cow, Apr 5th, 2007 @ 1:17pm

    TrueCrypt

    Use it or the next post like this will be about you...

     

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    Kingcomtech, Apr 5th, 2007 @ 1:52pm

    Better Idea

    He should have just created a file called Classified. That would have been less obvious.

     

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    i am me, Apr 5th, 2007 @ 2:03pm

    uh oh

    mv /home/geek/porn/topsecret/cia_undercovers.txt /home/geek/.nowitss3cur3/

    ahhh i feel better

     

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    even worse, Apr 5th, 2007 @ 2:04pm

    even worse..

    Apparently the U.S. uses the same Aegis system as the Japanese.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 5th, 2007 @ 2:10pm

    Dude

    That's just so wrong, on so many levels.

     

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    Forge, Apr 5th, 2007 @ 2:34pm

    Re: even worse..

    We share a ton of tech and systems with them. It's a holdover from when we set them up a toy air force/navy/army after WW2, since we had blown the crap out of their previous ones.

     

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    Blackjetta, Apr 5th, 2007 @ 4:23pm

    Re: a person with no knowledge of computers whatso

    That's very funny

     

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    Stute, Apr 5th, 2007 @ 4:31pm

    Couldn't be any better

    Even if it was in a comedy movie.. Wow... Fantastic.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 23rd, 2007 @ 2:03pm

    Re: Re: a person with no knowledge of computers wh

     

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    jik, Sep 25th, 2008 @ 11:06pm

    nonsense

    Old Secret Documents!

     

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