Lockheed Martin: hard drive not totally wiped
Lockheed Martin recently notified some former or current employees that a hard drive that formerly belonged to them had been found for sale on eBay by academic researchers participating in a global research project. The researchers turned the drive over to the FBI when they found some employee data still readable on the drive.
According to their notification [pdf] to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office of July 13, the employee information on the drive consisted of names and Social Security Numbers. The data had been collected between the years of 1999 and 2001 as part of a “process to provide access to employees and guests visiting Cape Canaveral and possibly other Lockheed Martin facilities.” There were no classified data on the drive.