Stolen RAF Files on Drug Use, Sex Spark Blackmail Fears

Data bares UK officers' foibles
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 25, 2009 8:51 AM CDT
An RAF vet talks to the media in Duxford, England, earlier this month in front of an aircraft, bottom left, which was used during the Berlin Airlift operations in 1948-49,    (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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(Newser) – Top British military officials are at risk of blackmail after three Royal Air Force hard drives containing revealing vetting details were stolen, the Daily Mail reports. Files on the drives told of “criminal investigations, drug abuse, use of prostitutes, and extra-marital affairs,” said a Ministry of Defense memo. “This data provides an excellent target list for foreign intelligence services, investigative journalists and blackmailers.”