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After a hack: The process of restoring once-lost data

Brandon Butler | Aug. 23, 2012
Mat Honan, a reporter with Wired magazine, thought almost his entire digital life had been lost, but a team of recovery engineers were able to restore most of it by diving deep into his compromised laptop. Here's how they did it.

Honan's story seems to have caught the attention of many in the industry and has even led to Apple and Amazon changing some of their customer service policies around account access.

But Bross says the issue comes down to users taking appropriate steps to protect their own important data. "This whole story first and foremost is about security," Bross says. "This happens every day, it's just not that everyday it's a technology reporter that gets hacked."



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