WORLD Heathrow launches probe after queen's security details found


Heathrow launches probe after queen's security details found


10:06, October 30, 2017


Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, is accompanied by Lieutenant Colonel James Gaselee, Commanding Officer, Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, as they meet horses in the stables during a visit to the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment at the Hyde Park Barracks in west London on October 24, 2017.(Photo:IC) 

Heathrow Airport has launched an investigation after a memory stick containing confidential security information was found on a London street.

The Sunday Mirror says a member of the public found the USB drive and turned it over to the newspaper. The device contained 76 folders, including information about the security measures used to protect Queen Elizabeth II when she uses the airport and how to access restricted areas. The data wasn't encrypted.

Heathrow says in a statement that security plans have been reviewed in light of the incident and the airport remains "vigilant to evolving threats by updating our procedures on a daily basis."

The airport says security officials "launched an internal investigation to understand how this happened and are taking steps to prevent a similar occurrence in future."

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