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Plod wants your PC? Brick it with a USB stick BEFORE they probe it

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Re: I know...

This has actually happened, the Police actually paid up to get the data back.

Also it would be considered by the Courts as a legitimate expense similar to forensic recovery of a smashed hard drive thrown out of a window by a crook which still resulted in convictions.

The virus defence only works if the ISP have records of an email with attachment and all suspicious activity happened shortly after, IIRC there have been maybe 3 cases of this in the UK in the last 10 years.

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