We all discard old computers. Apparently, a professionally wiped hard drive is insufficient data security for discarded computers. Watch this WYFF Channel 4 Geenville-Spartanburg news video. (Or watch it here.)
Using software available on the Internet, two computer professionals explained how they recovered sensitive patient information, including Social Security numbers, from hard disk drives professionally wiped clean and discarded by a hospital.
For effective data security: businesses and consumers should shred old hard-disk drives when you discard them.