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What will criminals do with my data

The dangers of personal or business data falling into the hands of others can’t be overstated. Other peoples data is a treasure trove for snoopers and criminals alike. People often have pictures they would not want other people to see. Email can be full of sensitive attachments like scans of documents like passports insurance documents and medical information.

Criminals will use your contacts to send spam and malware to your friends, family and business associates. That malware will steal peoples identities and make more victims. Computer crime is rife, and most people don’t appreciate how creative criminals are.

Physically destroy hard disks

There are some circumstances when it is not practical or cost-effective to securely wipe old hard disks. Older computers might be faulty or not boot from a USB key or CD. If hard drives are faulty or have an old interface like SCSI, connecting them to other machines is not practical.

In these situations, the answer is to destroy the hard disks. In the business environment smashing disks with hammers or drilling holes through them is not possible or compatible with health and safety rules. Smashing hard drives with hammers can result in flying pieces of the circuit board or metal casing, as well as possibly causing damage to other property or personal injury.

Atomik.biz offers a physical hard disk destruction service. We use a 10-ton hydraulic press to destroy hard disks. The hydraulic press deforms the hard disk, so data can’t be read from it.

Atomik.biz destroys hard disks off-site. If you want your destroyed hard disks returned or pictures of the drive before disposal, we will do that. We dispose of destroyed hard drives for recycling.

Our hydraulic press is also useful for destroying large numbers of CDs or old backup tapes.

For confidence your data has been destroyed

Telephone: 01525 540041 or 020 33271747