rocknbil - 3:35 am on May 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
They've been around for years.
As has been the problem with improper destruction of sensitive data. This is really what the Red Flags ruling is all about. This deal with the hard drives is just another aspect of a problem that has been going on for years.
I was talking with the shred guy from our networking group today, he said there are at least three schools in our area that still think "regular recycling is just fine, thank you." We're talking about paper . . . who cares what goes on inside those wonderful boxes that let us play Solitaire at work.
He gave a presentation a month or two ago with similar footage, the types of HD shredders in that video are considered inferior in his industry. His machines don't just chew up the HD's, they grind them to dust. His claim is those little bits at the end of the video can be reassembled by the truly determined, I find it hard to believe but . . . . you know. :-) When it's done you get a certificate of destruction.
"Want to find out what your competition is up to? Just dig through their trash."