Top-secret data on Aegis destroyers accidentally leaked in “porn swap”

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    Secret information on Japan’s Aegis destroyers has been leaked! What is to blame for this massive security problem? Why, porn, of course:

    Top-secret data on Aegis destroyers obtained by a Maritime Self-Defense Force petty officer 2nd class were found to have been obtained after he copied obscene images to his hard disk from a colleague’s computer, without knowing the information contained the secret data, police sources said Wednesday.

    The Kanagawa prefectural police also found the secret information was leaked to another petty officer, meaning the case now involves three petty officers, including the 33-year-old 2nd class petty officer, who is a crew member of the destroyer Shirane of Escort Flotilla 1.

    Hard disks and computers of each officer were found to have contained obscene images along with the secret information, the police said.

    The police believe that repetitive exchanges of such images triggered the spread of the secret information.

    Meanwhile, the Japan’s ally and creator of the Aegis system has “shown understanding on the matter and would like to cooperate with the probe if needed.” Does that mean they get to check out the porn too?

    Update: Here’s a video news report on this story from ANN:

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