IT | Security

Absolute Makes Explosive Recovery

By: Absolute Team | 3/26/2009

A Computrace customer contacted Absolute to report a laptop theft, after a former employee who had left his company several months prior failed to return the leased machine.  Upon receiving the customer's report, the Absolute Recovery Team deployed a series of forensic tools to extract information on the laptop's user and location.

Absolute was quick to discover that the ex-employee was still the laptop's primary user, although his use of the machine was all but professional. Further examination revealed that the user was conducting extensive online research to determine how homemade explosive devices are made. This information was passed on to authorities, who executed a search warrant on the former employee's residence.

Police recovered the laptop from the residence, and further uncovered an expanse of improvised explosives. The bomb squad was called to the scene to ensure the safe disposal of the various dangerous devices. Charges will be laid.

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