Adding insult to injury, laptop computers missing from the FBI's recent inventory have appeared on Ebay.
"The seller said it was fully-loaded, but I never imagined it was going to be case files on child abductions when I bought it," quipped an Ebay regular. "I just liked the cheap price."
An FBI field agent speaking on condition of anonymity made the following statement: "Allowing the contents of the laptops to be made available could be detrimental to several high profile cases. Attempts to apprehend Ebay seller Hacker666 have also been unsuccessful."
In addition to the missing children cases, the FBI has expressed concern regarding murder and white-collar crime data possibly appearing on the Internet.
"Undercover agents may be at risk," fretted the agent.
So far three laptops have been recovered. One Ebay buyer was a convicted sex offender who it was later discovered had copied several thousand pictures of child abuse found on the FBI's computer to child pornography websites.
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