Think you'll get in trouble where you work if you lose a USB stick containing sensitive data? At least you're not MI6.
Wired has the story of major multi-million dollar undercover drug operation that needed to be scrapped after an agent left a USB memory stick filled with secret mission data behind on a train.
Things were so bad that undercover operatives had to be relocated due to the life-threatening implications of the lost information.
There's something about British government agencies and their inability to keep their secrets...well, secret.
Perhaps it's something regarding their diet.
MI6 Nixed Major Undercover Operation After Memory Stick Lost