Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Military Secrets posted online

As someone who worked for a defense contractor, I always worried that things that we knew might end up unprotected. Sounds like another government contractor wasn't as careful.

"Detailed schematics of a military detainee holding facility in southern Iraq. Geographical surveys and aerial photographs of two military airfields outside Baghdad. Plans for a new fuel farm at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. The military calls it "need-to-know" information that would pose a direct threat to U.S. troops if it were to fall into the hands of terrorists. It's material so sensitive that officials refused to release the documents when asked. But it's already out there, posted carelessly to file servers by government agencies and contractors, accessible to anyone with an Internet connection."

More information here...

I really hope people don't die because people are careless with secure information.