Somebody must have thought they were hiding something by smashing the computer hard drives the FBI recovered from the home of Imran Awan, the former information technology aide to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.
But odds are excellent they were wrong. Federal law enforcement authorities may have already recovered and read whatever was on those hard drives.
“It depends on what happens, but even if it is hit with a hammer, it probably doesn’t damage the platters that actually hold the data, which remains recoverable,” said Tom Hakim, engineering supervisor for WeRecoverData.com, a New York-based lab that specializes in difficult digital retrieval.
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