France

Plans for French Presidential Palace at Large

It's less surprising that the blueprints were on an unencrypted USB drive than that anybody in France can actually get cable installed

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An unlucky cable worker lost the ground plans for France's most important government buildings when his USB stick was nicked.

According to a report in Le Parisien, translated by Le Reg foreign desk, thieves grabbed the unnamed man's flash drive and other possessions from a car after he parked up to meet someone in the Gare de Lyon railway station.

The stolen memory stick contained a collection of personal files and detailed ground plans for the most important government buildings in the country: the President's house at the Elysee Palace—the equivalent of Blighty's Number 10 Downing Street—plus the headquarters of the Parisian police and the Beauveau Square seat of France's Interior Minister.

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