Oops! Mizzou sells phones without wiping memory

Jim Salter reports:

Mike Bellman got more than he bargained for when he purchased a box of old cell phones from the University of Missouri athletics department.

Bellman bought the cell phones earlier this year at a university surplus sale with the intent of reselling them for parts. He paid $190 for 25 old cell phones, figuring he’d sell the parts for around $1,000.

Turned out the information on the phones might be worth more than the hardware. No one at the university had deleted the text messages, e-mails and contact numbers from the phones.

Read more in The Sydney Morning Herald.

Thanks to Brian Honan for this link.

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