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Japanese man loses USB drive containing personal info of 460,000 residents after drunken night out

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  • A Japanese man lost two USB sticks containing the personal information of nearly half a million residents after a night out.
  • After spending several hours drinking at a restaurant, the man passed out on the street and awoke to find that his bag and USB sticks were missing.
  • The flash drives contained personal information including names, birth dates, home addresses, bank account numbers and tax details.
  • The USB sticks were recovered on Friday outside an apartment building.

Following a night out drinking and passing out on the street, a Japanese man woke up to find that his bag containing two USB sticks with the personal information of nearly half a million residents went missing.

On Tuesday evening, the unnamed man, said to be in his 40s, spent several hours drinking at a local restaurant in Suita of northern Osaka, Japan, shortly before passing out on the street. When the man regained consciousness, he found that his bag and USB sticks were missing, reported NHK per BBC.