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


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.