This is bad: international police investigation compromised by the loss of a USB memory stick
What the heck were they doing storing such data on something so easy to lose???
"The details of 3500 customers from 18 banks, including names and account numbers, were lost when a classified computer dossier on Russian mafia "phishing" scams was misplaced by the Australian High Tech Crime Centre in April last year."
The memory stick was not encrypted or password protected