During the Osama raid, elite Navy Seals captured more than just bin Laden’s body. They managed to score an “electronic trove” of intelligence on numerous hard drives, thumb drives, USBs, DVDs, and CDs, all of which are currently being searched through. Considering Osama’s well-founded paranoia, extracting intelligible data is going to be more complicated than people think. It’s unimaginable as to what may be on these computers, but we are lucky even if only 10% of the information is retrieved. The material is being examined at a secret location in Afghanistan.
Officials say that the seized flash memory drives “appear to archive the back-and-forth communication between bin Laden and his associates around the world.” Apparently, Osama bin Laden was a prolific emailer. Yes, it’s true that there was no internet connection found at his hideout in Abottabad, but for years Osama saved messages to a thumb drive and had a trusted courier drive the hard drive to a distant internet cafe so the messages could be sent. Bin Laden’s ability maintain this process for so long has marveled veteran intelligence officials.
Aside from the latest findings of pornography, U.S. officials in Washington are excited to see what else can be discovered from the captured “mother-load of intelligence”.
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