Mystery: State Governments Sent Unsolicited Netbooks

Posted Sep 1, 2009

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.