Unbelievable Data Loss Disasters

By: InfoSecurityLab

You need to make backup copies! You must do it regullary! These are the sentences which we heard almost every day, but it is just a words and often, we don't even pay attention to these things! It is so until one moment... One fatal moment and there is no information to our computers and also there is no backup copies from which restore information!This article include unbelievable, but true stories of data disasters summarize by Ontrack Data Recoveryâ„? - data recovery company. Of course, they get all data for customers back, but also they get big money from miserable peoples! Do you want to pay them?

  • Helicopter Hi-jinks - Employees of a global telecommunications company dropped a laptop computer while working from a helicopter.
  • Wash the Data Away - On a flight a passenger packed his laptop and toiletries in the same bag. Unfortunately, his shampoo leaked and flooded everything in the bag, including the laptop, causing the hard drive to fail.
  • Rescuing the Research - A leading UK research university suffered a catastrophic data loss after a fire broke out in the computer science department on a weekend morning, damaging computer equipment with smoke and water from the fire department's efforts.
  • Beware of Bananas - An employee left an old banana on the top of his external hard drive which proceeded to seep its contents into the drive, ruining the circuitry.
  • Hard Drive Speed Bump - It happens every year, but people continue to leave computers and hard drives in the path of moving vehicles.

    There was situations when company need to recover data from a laptop that was run over by a "people mover" at the airport, and several external hard drives stuffed in a backpack that was backed over by a truck.
  • Tenth Time's the Charm - A man reformatted his hard drive not once, not twice, but ten times before he realized there was some valuable information he needed recovered.
  • Squeaky Drive Gets the Grease - A university professor heard a squeaking noise from the drive of his new desktop computer. To solve the annoying problem, he opened the case and sprayed the inside of the drive with WD-40. Although successful in stopping the drive from squeaking, his actions also prevented the drive from booting up.
  • Sock it to Me - Although the circumstances of the original data loss were unremarkable, the problem was intensified when the customer shipped his drive to company in a pair of dirty socks. The old socks didn't provide the necessary protection during shipping and the resulting damage made the recovery more challenging than normal.(ontrack.com)


Here you can see how stupid, unpredictable and funny situations people lose there data. These situations shows tendency of this century-desire become mobile and more universal. And you dont need wash your laptop or backed over by track, you can lose data even in more ordinary situations.It is funny, but there are many ways how to lose your data, but there is only one way how to get data back and also save money from data recovery... And this one way is-regullary backup copies! Choice is up to you!To learn more about backup copies and information security you can make your own information security awareness training!

Article source infosecuritylab

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