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IT news site Silicon.com should be up and running again by teatime today after vital equipment was stolen at the weekend.

Explaining the unscheduled downtime, a notice on Silicon's site read: "We apologise that silicon.com, silicon.fr and atscojobs.com are not available currently. This is due to essential engineering work. These services will resume shortly."

However, a statement issued by the dotcom today claims the site was knocked over after burglars nicked a stack of computers.

In a statement, Silicon said: "The offices of silicon.com were broken into over the weekend. A few items of hardware were stolen from the company. The police have been informed and are investigating the matter. We expect the Web site to be fully operational by the end of today (Tuesday 9th January)."

We wish them luck. ®

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