Computer owners, and their pets, find lots of ways to damage data.
Dozy dads and art accidents feature in an annual list of top 10 data disasters compiled by computer experts.
One incident involved a dog that used a USB flash drive as a chew toy and almost ate all its owner’s data.
Also featured is a PC enthusiast who turned his hard drive into a box of spare parts when he tried to recover data himself.
But top of the list is an old laptop containing key company data that was found filled with cockroach corpses.