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I'm sure the stolen computers have some type of lockdown security... unless they were stolen when in use some how and logged-in. I can hardly imagine bank computers not having password-protected logins and other security measures in place.
 

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I have yet to see the contents of a stolen laptop used in any unscrupulous way. The first thing the theif will do is wipe the drive of any incriminating evidence. People steal computers, not data
 
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People steal computers, not data
Usually - but from banks? :confused:

Was this robbery an internal one? (aka, an employee stealing their own computers); if so, then it's probably for the data. If not, then... not sure.
 

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It's not a good situation, but I recall a similar situation this past summer in western Canada, where some HD's went missing from a data company that contained sensitive info about bank customers. Turns out it was just some guy whou wanted the HDs.

My guess is the info on this guys laptop is probably secure, but is likely not backed up.

Either that or he has his porn collection on there.
 

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I can hardly imagine bank computers not having password-protected logins and other security measures in place.
Believe it.
If it was strongly encrypted they would not be posting a $100K bounty as the data would (almost) never be readable without the encryption key and passphrase.

Their security architect should be fired. And pissed on.
 
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