Naked buck’s night photos and a woman giving birth are among 131,000 images of strangers mistakenly given to a Victorian woman on an external hard drive she bought from Harvey Norman.
Barbara Cumming, 36, knew something was wrong when she opened her “new” hard drive and found a home video of people she had never met.
On September 4 the mother of two took her broken laptop to Harvey Norman at Greensborough Plaza, hoping her old files could be recovered.
Days later she returned and bought a new laptop and a two-terabyte external hard drive, which she asked to be loaded with her recovered files. But the external hard drive contained 131,000 images, some sensitive, and none of her old files.