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Victim Claims Stolen Laptop Contained Possible Cure For Cancer

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Ordinarily I'd assume this victim was pulling our leg, but Sook Shin just doesn't look the type. The university researcher's laptop contained years of work in the cancer field—and nope, she didn't back it up. D'oh! [CNET]

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HowIsYourFlat
HowIsYourFlat

So IT policy failed. And these researchers failed. It's not the random criminal failure. It could well be rival corporate espionage as well. What a shame.