Highly personal information about senior officers of the Royal Air Force (RAF) – including details of extra-marital affairs, debt, drug abuse, and the use of prostitutes – is alleged to be amongst the data lost from a base in Innsworth, Gloucestershire.
When I originally reported on the stolen USB drives last September, it was suggested that the information stolen had been names, service numbers, addresses and dates of birth.
Now it seems secrets of a much more sensitive nature were also lost.
Why does the RAF have such information? Because before staff are allowed access to highly sensitive information they are put through a gruelling vetting procedure – to see if they have any skeletons in their cupboards which others may use for blackmail purposes.
A former serving officer in the RAF, who uncovered the memo after reportedly worrying about his own data being…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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