Data centre looted in multimillion pound overnight heist

Bogus bobbies raid King's Cross site

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Updated Reports are emerging of a massive heist overnight at a data centre in London's King's Cross.

According to our sources, the data centre is operated by Verizon Business. A spokeswoman for the firm said it had suffered a "service interruption" last night. She refused to provide any more information on the robbery, saying that it would be "inappropriate" to provide details of what equipment could appear on the black market.

A Reg reader who works for an investment bank says it is suffering major network outages today as a result of the raid. It's thought no data was taken by the robbers, however.

The Metropolitan Police press bureau said it is unable to comment on the news yet. Forensic teams are on site now, it's claimed.

One of the customers of the data centre is the bank JP Morgan, which declined to comment. Its operations have not been affected.

The financial site Here is the City reports that about £2m of gear was lifted. It writes that men dressed as police officers handcuffed staff at the site.

We'll have details from the police as soon as they're released. Do you know more? You know what to do. ®

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