USA: FBI puts up reward for lost external hard drive

img MissingDrive After recent reports that the FBI has lost 160 laptops in the last 44 months it has now put up a USD 25,000 reward to locate and return an IOMEGA external hard drive missing since last month.

The hard drive was reported missing on January 23rd from the Birmingham, Alabama Veterans Administration Medical Center where it was used by an employee in medical research to backup data. It is said that it contained personal information on at least a half-million people.

More information in the FBI press release and at web site.

We have not heard anything about rewards for the lost laptops so far. Hmmmm…

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