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  •  Hard drive was CUT UP... (0+ / 0-)

    information can theoretically still be extracted from it using specialist tools but it is a very time-consuming process with something like this and even after a lengthy attempt to forensically read the fragments and put them together (far worse in some ways than reassembling shredded docs) but there are no guarantees they will get enough usable reassembled files to determine anything.

    Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

    by IreGyre on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 08:11:48 AM PST

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    •  Link to this information that (0+ / 0-)

      the hard drive was "Cut up" please.

      "We have cast our lot with something bigger than ourselves" - President Obama, July 30, 2010

      by Overseas on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 09:14:36 AM PST

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      •  don't have a link, sorry.. so take it with a grain (0+ / 0-)

        of salt... But it is more than plausible - he was probably smart enough to learn from previous incidents and to look up standards for mil spec destruction of hard drives. Beyond the multiple write-over tools available to completely erase entire disks there are defined procedures for physically destroying them as well to be completely sure and which also has tax and denial of reuse reasons for corporate and govt purposes.

        and it does not take much to do it or any access to specific govt. guidelines..... open them up (take out the screws) and break the dust free seal by just separating the two halves of the case and then physically mangle, shred, bash, scrape, drop in acid burn etc... the disk platters inside..

        But for those who do not have much time... very large bolt cutters or just a metal saw, hand or electric and a vise would do just as easily...

        Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

        by IreGyre on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 09:36:58 AM PST

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