High-Tech Copy Machines a Gold Mine for Data Thieves


Victor Beitner, a security expert who reconfigures photocopy machines destined for resale in Toronto, says businesses are completely unaware of the potential information security breach when the office photocopier is replaced.


They think the copier is just headed for a junkyard but, in most cases, when the machine goes, so does sensitive data that have been stored on the copier’s hard drive for years.


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Comments (1)

  1. Cathy Pierre says:

    I have been buying used copier for quite sometime now and its good to know that I save a lot from my investments. But now, I have some doubts in purchasing my second copier. I don't want that my company's information is at sake.Thanks for sharing this up. By the way, do you happen to know how to erase the copier's hard drive?