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[ISN] Military hushed up loss of confidential file: sources

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Jan 04 2011 - 10:57:40 GMT

Yonhap News Agency

SEOUL, Dec. 30 (Yonhap) -- A USB memory drive containing military
secrets has been missing for months, but authorities are refusing to
launch an investigation and trying to keep the case under wraps, inside
sources said Thursday.

An Army major at a front-line battalion in Gangwon Province lost the
portable drive in July, according to the sources. He lied to his
superiors, saying that he found the USB drive, but it was severely
damaged and had to be discarded, they said.

The Defense Security Command (DSC) admitted that they had been told of
the missing USB drive from an anonymous informant.

"We received the information on Dec. 13. It was dismissed because we
thought the anonymous informant had little credibility," an official
from the command said.


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