Mystery: State Governments Sent Unsolicited Netbooks
This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry
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.