Just like the article on copiers, computers that have been damaged in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee areas due to the flood should be considered a security risk. How? Home and business owners who elect to throw away or discard their computers may be throwing away critical information on the computer’s hard drive.
Hard drives should be removed and destroyed before throwing away the computer. Computer hard drives can often survive water damage. Please take out the drives and destroy them or take them to a professional to ‘see’ if information can be retrieved. (Don’t forget that many copiers have hard drives with tons of data on the drive.)
These drives are a resource for thieves and identity theft.