Re: Technical data theft
I agree with most of your post but I've seen hard drives do something similar. Not delete the data but corrupt just a few files as to make them unreadable. It is a sign the thing is about to go south real fast but it can happen.
Originally Posted by JKyleOKC
Reading this thread and the symptoms I'm left with 2 most likely causes. 1. User error. Accidental deletion. 2. Someone else is using this system, probably just sitting down at the keyboard and using the current unlocked session, or this person knows the password. And that someone did something to the files. Of course, option 2 is still user error.
If the user has sensitive data they should contact their IT support to assist them in locking down the system and arranging for backups and instruct the user on how to check and verify backups. If you don't have an IT support person, hire one. There are many freelance IT contractors/consultants in the phone book. It will be worth the investment to have reliable secure data.
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