London, Sep 29: A laptop belonging to the top security chief for Britain’s power network has reportedly been stolen, sparking off a major alert.
UK National Grid’s Vice President of Global Security and an ex-FBI agent, Warren Bamford’s encrypted computer was stolen from his room in the Hilton Hotel in Warwick.
“There is a lot of concern about where this laptop is,” The Sun quoted a source, as saying.
There are now fears that Bamford, was being targeted by criminals or terrorists desperate for details of the nation’s electricity and gas supplies, leading to the theft of his laptop, the paper said.
An attack on UK’s Grid would cause a major blackout, cutting power supplies to businesses, hospitals and other vital services, and crippling the economy, the paper said.
However, a spokeswoman for the Grid said the laptop did not contain any information that could jeopardize the security of the nation.
“There is no sensitive information on this laptop that could pose any sort of security risk,” she said. (ANI)