The woman who reportedly inspired the female "M" we've come to know and love in recent Bond films, has had her laptop pinched while passing through Heathrow, putting counter-terrorism police on alert.
Dame Stella Rimington served as MI5's top dog between 1992 and 1996 -- the first female head of the UK-focussed spooks in history. Although it was only her personal laptop that got half-inched by some swine, links with previous employees have forced SO15, the Met's counter-terrorism coppers, to investigate.
Chances are Rimington wasn't targeted specifically, but SO15 fear that contact information and other juicy spy bits might still be on her machine. Once a spook, always a spook, it seems. [The Sun via Sophos]
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