Classified Dutch military documents found on P2P site

Human traffickers

At least 75 pages of highly classified information about human traffickers from the Dutch Royal Marechaussee - a service of the Dutch armed forces that is responsible for guarding the Dutch borders - have been leaked to the controversial weblog Geen Stijl (No Style).

The documents, whicn contain phone numbers and tapped conversations, were found unencrypted on a P2P site - possibly Kazaa according to Dutch newspaper reports. The likeliest explanation for their appearance is that a member of the Dutch Royal Marechaussee worked on the documents from home and unintentionally shared his entire hard drive with the rest of the world.

Geen Stijl told The Register that it had no intention of releasing the documents into the wild, and that it will co-operate fully with any investigation into the matter.

The disclosure of the classified documents is yet another security lapse for the Dutch public prosecutor's office. In October last year, a leading Dutch prosecutor resigned after throwing out his old PC with the rubbish. The hard disk contained hundreds of pages of confidential information about high profile crime cases, as well as his credit card number, social security number and personal tax files. ®

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