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Hotel blames burglaries on hacked Onity card locks

Updated A Texas hotel is claiming to have suffered multiple burglaries stemming from flaws in a common type of electronic lock, exploits for which were demonstrated at this year's Black Hat hacking conference. In July, security researcher Cody Brocious showed how a device cobbled together from $50 worth of parts could be used to break …
Iain Thomson, 27 Nov 2012
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'Thickest burglar' leaves passport at scene of raid

The Sun has hailed 48-year-old Kenneth Morgan as Britain's "thickest burglar", after he abandoned his passport at the scene of a break-in. The career criminal was forced to beat a retreat from a property in Acton, West London, when the owner returned home and caught him in the act. He made good his escape through the kitchen …
Lester Haines, 11 Apr 2011
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Second arrest for Phones4U robbery

Staffordshire Police have arrested a second man in connection with the aggravated burglary at Broughton Hall - home to Phones4U millionaire John Caudwell. Over the weekend, Staffordshire Police searched several addresses in the Wigan area, and on Monday a 33-year-old man from Merseyside was arrested and questioned. Detective …
John Oates, 16 Nov 2010
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Bacon thief leaves rasher on door knob

Surrey police are hunting a burglar who broke into a house in Redhill, Surrey and swiped a packet of bacon - except for a single rasher left chillingly draped over the front door handle. As well as clearing the family's fridge of their salty pork belly breakfast meat, in the early hours of September 4, the thief also swiped a …
Joe Fay, 9 Sep 2010
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Cotswold police stage panty ID parade

Gloucestershire Police have appealed to Cotswold residents to come forward and finger their bras and knickers after they arrested a man on suspicion of burglary and theft and uncovered a cache of mystery smalls. The unidentified man was arrested on June 27 and is on bail pending further enquiries. However, during their …
Joe Fay, 12 Jul 2010
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Tory defence shadow's laptop nicked

A laptop belonging to Liam Fox, the shadow defence secretary, has been stolen. His car was also taken after thieves broke into his home in Southwark and stole the keys along with the computer and his mobile phone. Police were called to the property at 7.20am this morning but made no arrests. Fox had been at home alone. The …
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Ingram sore over Belgian warehouse burglary

Ingram Micro has told customers to be on the lookout for laptops stolen in a recent raid on its Belgian warehouse, and pointedly warned them that it plans legal action against those who fail to report offers of hooky kit. In an ALL CAPS email yesterday, the super distributor's legal department said a "large quantity" of HP …
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Level 3 burglary gang plead guilty

The three men caught raiding a major datacentre in central London earlier this week have all pleaded guilty to burglary charges. The trio were remanded at Thames Magistrates Court for sentencing on March 31 at Snaresbrook Crown Court. Police caught John Harrison, 31, of no fixed address, Darren May, 23, of Mansell Court in …
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Cops foil Level 3 burglary

Three men have been charged following a break-in at a Level 3 datacentre in central London in the early hours of Monday morning. John Harrison, 31, of no fixed address and Darren May, 23, of Mansell Court in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, were both charged with burglary. Christopher Skutela, 27, of Haymerle Road, Peckham, was charged …
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McCain laptop theft sparks conspiracy theories

Thieves have stolen a laptop from the Missouri campaign office of Republican presidential candidate John McCain. The Dell machine was swiped sometime in the early hours of Wednesday morning (1 October) after unidentified thieves gained entry to the office in Independence, Missouri by chucking a brick through its window. The …
John Leyden, 6 Oct 2008
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Artist to smoke Cobain's ashes

An artist claims to have made a spliff containing the remains of raspy blond grunge genius pin-up martyr Kurt Cobain. The Graunida coughs that Aussie-born Natascha Stellmach, currently exhibiting at Berlin's Galerie Wagner + Partner, plans to sneak the fat one into a secret location in the city and have a good old toke as the …
Sarah Bee, 3 Oct 2008
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Remote access tech nabs smut-fan laptop theft suspect

A US victim of a laptop theft was able to recover his laptop after using remote access software to log in and monitor what the thief was doing. A thief pinched Jose Caceres's laptop on 4 September after he left it on top of his car roof while carrying goods into his home in White Plains, a town in New York state about 40km from …
John Leyden, 2 Oct 2008
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U2 tracks disappear from YouTube

A Dutch U2 fan on holiday in France overheard, and recorded, four tracks from the new U2 album and stuck them on YouTube. The fan was walking on the beach when he heard the music blasting from a window of Bono's villa. He recorded them on a mobile phone and later put them online. The tracks were available on YouTube, but seem …
John Oates, 18 Aug 2008
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Mashed up Met Police crime maps go online

A test version of the Metropolitan Police crime statistics map has gone online showing crime figures broken down by ward and sub-ward - about every 600 households. A quick search for the Vulture Towers postcode shows we're in a high crime area with 44 crimes in June compared to just 29 in May. Reg staffers were probably not …
John Oates, 15 Aug 2008
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Tories call for more freedom for snoopers

The Tory Party is calling for less restriction of police snooping because current laws are "placing a disproportionate burden" on investigations of "volume crime". The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act was introduced in 2000 to provide oversight of public bodies' use of communications data, CCTV footage and other forms of …
John Oates, 12 Aug 2008
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TSA: We're not saying our hard drive is gone but...

The universe has an odd tendency to absorb certain objects into the oblivion of un-existence. Television remotes, single socks, car keys, lighters, external hard drives containing 100,000 employee records, pen caps; they all come and go like tiny dimensional travelers. And such is the order of things that missing socks and …
Austin Modine, 7 May 2007

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