Mystery: State Governments Sent Unsolicited Netbooks

The state governments of West Virginia, Vermont, Wyoming, and Washington were sent netbooks by HP and Compaq from a mystery buyer.  These laptops were sent back to either the manufacturer or local investigators in order to make sure that there aren’t any malicious files on them.  About 3-5 machines were sent to each of those states, many of them ordered by fraudulent credit cards.  This definitely beats your typical senior high school prank.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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