We subscribe to a "cloud" backup service, "sosonline". Though we've only been using it for the past few months, it saved us a great deal of pain when we realized that our files on our stolen computers, include all of our photos, are safely backed up to some mega server out in cyber space.
What we had forgotten was that the backup is working behind the scenes, continually backing up new and changed files on our protected computers. Yesterday I received an automated email report, generated every week or so, from SOSONLINE. Tells me what has been backed up recently. Amazingly, we saw a bunch of new files on our stolen netbook!!! It seems that "Roberto", in the Ecuadorean army, stationed at a base in or near Quito, is the proud new owner, and user of the computer, which continues to send out notices of added or modified files!!!
So far I've been unable to find anything which gives Roberto's email or land addresses, just a new folder called "Roberto", which contain a bunch of files and sub folders. Lots of army info and files. And obviously Roberto is oblivious to the fact that we get this record, and since we have the password, we can read any of the files that he records. The backup happens seamlessly and automatically.
Unfortunately we've not yet seen any backups for the MacBook Pro. We had set it up to require a password to even open the computer desktop, so it may be either still secure, or the system has been hacked and disabled.
In case anyone is interested, the backup service that we're using can be found at sosonlinebackup.com
Roberto, be careful what you write, you rascal !!! Oh yeah, and what photos you take!!!