USB Thumb Drive Used in Indian Spy Case

Evidently the US spy capabilities are catching up after many years of languishing. A report out of India relates: The story so far is that SS Paul, a disgruntled computer analyst with the NSCS, passed on secret data from NSCS computers to Rosanne Minchew, third secretary in the US embassy in Delhi, for $50,000 (Rs 23 lakh).

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Evidently the US spy capabilities are catching up after many years of languishing. A report out of India relates:

The story so far is that SS Paul, a disgruntled computer analyst with the NSCS, passed on secret data from NSCS computers to Rosanne Minchew, third secretary in the US embassy in Delhi, for $50,000 (Rs 23 lakh). He did this by storing the data on USB drives and taking it out.

Now I know there will be a lot of noise about the danger of allowing USB devices to carry off confidential information but keep in mind that the real story is that an insider was induced via bribery to divulge state secrets. The fact that thumb drives are convenient does not mean they are the problem.  Now, if only he has used his iPod.... 

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