An unnamed man found a USB stick on the sidewalk near Queen’s Park in West London containing confidential information about London’s Heathrow airport’s security measures. Ilbert Street, the location where he found it, is not exactly outside the airport’s security offices. Approximately, 18 miles from the airport.
The man reportedly did not check the contents of the USB immediately, but waited for a couple of days before heading over to a public computer at a library. According to Engadget, he discovered unencrypted, password free security data worth 2.5GB, which evidently belonged to the Heathrow’s highest level security teams.
Instead of taking the device to the cops, he decided to hand it over to the press. The Sunday Mirror reported that the drive contained 76 folders comprising of around 200 documents, maps, videos, and timetables for anti-terrorism patrons and much more.
According to the Mirror, the USB stick revealed: