Cure for Cancer Stolen

Stolen Laptop

No, I’m not kidding. Apparently two researchers that had been working on a cure for prostate cancer had all their data on a laptop. While they stopped quickly on the way to their lab, a thief stole the laptop out of their parked car.

And, yes, I hate to say it: they had no backup.

Being in the online backup business, I hear about stories of data loss all the time. But some are just more painful to hear than others.

If you happen to live near Oklahoma City, and have any suggestions on finding the laptop, the researchers are offering a no-questions-asked reward of $1,000.


About Gleb Budman

Gleb Budman is a co-founder and has served as our chief executive officer since 2007, guiding the business from its inception in a Palo Alto apartment to a company serving customers in more than 175 countries with over an exabyte of data under management. Gleb has served as a member of our board of directors since 2009 and as chairperson since January 2021. Prior to Backblaze, Gleb was the senior director of product management at SonicWall and the vice president of products at MailFrontier, which was acquired by SonicWall. Before that, he served in a senior position at Kendara, which was acquired by Excite@Home, and previously founded and successfully exited two other startup companies.