Feeds

Web cam images undo MacBook thieves

You've been iFramed

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

A pair of clueless US crooks were brought to justice when they went online using an Apple employee's stolen laptop.

Edmon Shahikian, 23, of Katonah, and Ian Frias, 20, of the Bronx district of New York, were arrested and charged with burglary and possession of stolen property after their victim tracked them down. Kait Duplaga, who works in an Apple store, traced the duo thanks to software application installed on her stolen Mac, the New York Times reports.

Along with the Mac another laptop, flat-screen TVs and computer games, DVDs, MP3 players and a set of car wheel hubs were stolen in a burglary at the apartment Duplaga shared with two other people in White Plains last month. Almost all the stolen booty was recovered when police arrested Shahikian and Frias.

Duplaga used a feature called "Back to My Mac" to gain remote access to her laptop when the dynamic duo used it to surf the net. She saw that the pair of crooks were shopping for beds. Surreptitiously she activated a camera on her laptop which she used to take a picture of Frias, using an application called PhotoBooth. One of Duplaga's flatmates knew Frias, who attended a house party shortly before the break-in - a factor that led to his undoing when Duplaga turned over his picture to the police. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
Big Content outs piracy hotbeds: São Paulo, Beijing ... TORONTO?
MPAA calls Canadians a bunch of bootlegging movie thieves
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results
Spaffing copyrighted stuff over the web? No search ranking for you
Just don't blame Bono! Apple iTunes music sales PLUMMET
Cupertino revenue hit by cheapo downloads, says report
Hungary's internet tax cannot be allowed to set a precedent, says EC
More protests planned against giga-tariff for Tuesday evening
US court SHUTS DOWN 'scammers posing as Microsoft, Facebook support staff'
Netizens allegedly duped into paying for bogus tech advice
prev story

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.