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#1 Ivanhoe

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 1348 PM

http://abcnews.go.co...ory?id=46204467

 

A laptop computer containing floor plans for Trump Tower, details on the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and other national security information was stolen from a Secret Service agent's vehicle in New York City on Thursday, law enforcement sources tell ABC News.

The agency confirmed that an agency-issued laptop was stolen, but it did not offer details on its contents.

"The U.S. Secret Service can confirm that an employee was the victim of a criminal act in which our Agency issued laptop computer was stolen," the agency said in a statement on Friday.

"Secret Service-issued laptops contain multiple layers of security including full disk encryption and are not permitted to contain classified information," the statement continued.



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 1744 PM

What is it now, "isn't permitted to contain classified information", or "containing ... national security information"?



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 0128 AM

http://www.politico....o-stolen-236191
 

 

The Secret Service laptop, which contained information about the layout and evacuation routes in Trump Tower, was still missing as of Friday afternoon, according to multiple sources familiar with the investigation.

Two of the sources said that some items stolen from the vehicle — including a set of lapel pins that allow agents entry into security perimeters around dignitaries protected by the Secret Service — had been recovered in the vicinity soon after the break-in.

One person who is in contact with the Secret Service said that an agency-issued radio used for secure closed-circuit communications also was among the stolen items, but the person did not know whether it had been recovered.

 

So now the question is, will the thief get the laptop to an identity thief who will pull and image the drive and auction the drive image, or simply sell the hardware?



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 1047 AM

http://www.tmz.com/2...service-laptop/

 

The thief who swiped a Secret Service agent’s laptop targeted the agent in question and knew exactly what he was after ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Our sources say the thief -- whom they say is a man -- was caught on surveillance video pulling up to the agent's driveway in an Uber at around 3 AM Thursday.

 

Unless the dork was dumb enough to leave his CAC card in with the laptop (and leaving his passport in the car?), one would hope the data on the drive is useless. However, I can see a foreign gov't paying a professional thief to steal the thing, just to look over what the USSS uses.






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