File transfer – The files of the world’s largest filer of the Marburg virus have been discovered in the German city of Heidelberg.
The files include more than 2.7 terabytes of data.
The news was reported by the German tabloid Bild am Sonntag.
The documents were discovered in a drawer at the Heidelburg library by a staff member and are said to have been stored for over a decade.
The files were among about 10 million files that the German government had in its files.
They are said by some to be from a Russian operation, possibly in the years just before the outbreak of the virus.
The papers include a document about the spread of the disease.
The German government has previously acknowledged that it was investigating the possibility of the data being stolen, but no further information has been given.
The archive is believed to have held a total of about 500,000 documents, with another 250,000 files still to be digitised.
The source of the files is still not known.