December 8, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
US space agency Nasa has been left red-faced after selling off computers without ensuring that highly sensitive data had been removed.
An internal investigation found 10 cases where PCs were sold despite failing data removal procedures.
Another four PCs – which were about to be sold – were found to contain data restricted under arms control rules.
The computers were being sold off as Nasa winds down its space shuttle operations.
The last shuttle flight is scheduled for June 2011.