The Sun reports a spot of embarassment for British Intelligence:
A second-hand camera sold on eBay by a top MI6 agent held secret records used in the fight against al-Qaeda terrorists.
Names, snaps, fingerprints and suspectsâ€™ academic records were found in the memory of the digital device.
Alongside them were photos of rocket launchers and missiles which spooks believe Iran is supplying to Osama Bin Ladenâ€™s henchmen in Iraq.
And a hand-drawn graphic revealed links between active al-Qaeda cells â€” with terroristsâ€™ names and occupations.
Meanwhile a document marked â€œtop secretâ€ detailed the encrypted computer system used by real-life James Bonds working away from MI6â€™s London HQ.
Among those named in the material was 46-year-old Abdul al-Hadi al-Iraqi, who was captured by the CIA in 2007.
The fanatical Iraqi Kurd, one of al-Qaedaâ€™s highest-ranking lieutenants, is being held by the US at Guantanamo Bay.
The Nikon Coolpix camera was snapped up for just Â£17 on the auction website by an innocent 28-year-old deliveryman who lives with his mum.
He discovered the secret material as he downloaded pictures from a US holiday at his home in Hemel Hempstead, Herts.
A friend said: â€œHe only bought the camera because he was going on holiday with his ex.
â€œHe flew home early this month and downloaded his holiday pictures and saw some of rocket launchers and missiles.
â€œHe knew he hadnâ€™t taken them so asked friends about it and they suggested going to the police.â€
The man walked into Hemel Hempstead Police Station to report the matter, but cops initially treated it as a joke.
Yet within days Special Branch, the team of specialist anti-terror officers based in every county force, descended on his humble terraced home.
They took away the camera and the familyâ€™s PC and spent Â£1,000 replacing them.
Officers banned the shocked family from talking to the media.