Associated Press is reporting that a soldier has been convicted of negligence by a Swedish court, and fined 21,000 kronor (£1735) for losing a USB memory stick containing details of unexploded bombs in Afghanistan.
The 31-year-old soldier admitted leaving the USB flash drive, which contained classified information he had collected while serving as a peacekeeper in Afghanistan in 2006, in a Stockholm university computer. The data should have been handed back to authorities at the end of his mission, but the device was clearly still being used two years later.
The news comes at the same time as reports indicate that the US Army is cracking down on the use of USB storage devices. According to Wired,…
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