UK Terror threat: USB stick with Heathrow Airport security files found dumped in the street

Terror threat after a memory stick crammed with Heathrow Airport confidential information was found dumped in the street – posing “a risk to national security”.

The USB stick – containing 76 folders with maps, videos and ­documents – was not encrypted and did not require a password.

Britain’s biggest airport launched a “very, very urgent” investigation after the Sunday Mirror alerted them to the frightening security lapse.

The man who found it plugged it into a library computer and was alarmed at what he saw. It revealed:

  • The exact route the Queen takes when using the airport and security measures used to protect her.
  • Files disclosing every type of ID needed – even those used by covert cops – to access restricted areas.
  • A timetable of patrols that was used to guard the site against suicide bombers and terror attacks.
  • Maps pinpointing CCTV cameras and a network of tunnels and escape shafts linked to the Heathrow Express.
  • Routes and safeguards for Cabinet ministers and foreign dignitaries.
  • Details of the ultrasound radar system used to scan runways and the perimeter fence.

 

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One comment

  1. This goes beyond a mistake ; this will cost more than one person’s job..!
    Now , everything has to change – starting with the protocol…

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