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Displaying items by tag: Theft

With Bitcoin reaching US$50,000 this week, the entire cryptocurrency market has seen impressive growth last year and especially in the last six weeks of 2021 with many investors turning to digital coins as a store of value amid the COVID-19 crisis, but 2020 saw less criminal cryptocurrency theft than in 2019.

Published in Business IT

Criminals are taking advantage of the coronavirus outbreak according to analyst firm GlobalData which has revealed the spread of new malware by criminals raising fears about the disease.

Published in Security

New Zealand’s competition regulator The Commerce Commission is working with police and taking a range of actions following the theft of computer equipment belonging to an external provider.

Published in Security

Australian consumers are reporting having their bank accounts drained by fraudsters and their email inboxes accessed in the latest scam involving theft of mobile numbers, according to the newly published report on fraud from the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.

Published in Market

The leader of a group that used malware to steal money from more than 100 financial institutions over nearly five years has been arrested in Spain.

Published in Security

An employee of Samsung Electronics has been arrested for stealing 8474 smartphones from the company's headquarters between 2010 and 2016, a report says.

Published in Mobility

Lost or stolen money or possessions, debit and credit card currency conversion fraud or missing a flight is costing Australian travellers almost $1 billion each year, with new research revealing that money theft is the number one cause of money misadventure.

Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 10:40

Pokémon GONE – not a hope

Reports are emerging of increasing theft of smartphones from Pokémon GO players and selling of Pokémon accounts – a level 21 player's account can earn US$600.

Published in Entertainment

All smartphones sold in the US state of California will soon be required to be equipped with a kill switch, allowing users to wipe data and lock their phones remotely, after a new bill passed law overnight.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 14 February 2014 15:30

Millions of dollars lost in Bitcoin raid

Two Australians are rumoured to be responsible for one of the biggest online heists in Internet history, with $3 million in Bitcoin missing from the second iteration of the Silk Road drug marketplace.

Published in Security
Thursday, 21 November 2013 11:18

Smartphone kill switch killed in the US

US mobile carriers have rejected a smartphone “kill switch” that would disable a phone as soon as its stolen, with government officials accusing companies of “shaking down” customers for billions of dollars in insurance costs.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 11 November 2013 10:37

Is this the world's biggest online theft?

A young Australian entrepeneur has lost more than $1 million in Bitcoins in what is possibly the biggest online theft in history.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 12:12

Is this the world's stupidest iPhone thief?

A selfie-loving man named Hafid has taken the Internet by storm this week after allegedly stealing a woman’s iPhone, then unwittingly uploading photos from his daily life for the world to see.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 17 June 2013 07:28

Apple adds iPhone 'kill switch'

Amidst all the hype around the new iOS and Mac Pro, one pretty big new feature was left out of the conversation - a new 'kill switch' for the iPhone.

Published in Mobility

Listen up, moronic thieves: if you're dumb enough to steal modern technology like iPads, iPhones and other smart, connected devices, you'd better be prepared to dance with the police - and very large dudes called Otis who have a bad habit of dropping the soap.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

Trend Micro Mobile Security Personal Edition protects Android smartphones and tablets

A SIM card stolen from a smart meter has been used to rack up $193,187.43 in data and voice call charges, delivering an 18 month sentence and an order to repay the lot.

Published in Mobility
Saturday, 26 March 2011 19:51

Mark Bao's dancing laptop thief: a hoax?

Although the story of Mark Bao's stolen MacBook Air being found after the owner 'remotely accessed' his computer, and downloading a video that the thief had recorded of himself dancing to 'Make It Rain', does Mr Bao's story add up?

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 22 November 2010 17:47

Rebels without a clue?

The recent furore around the Internet regarding "The Cook," "The Thief," and well, you know the rest... has been interesting to observe.  On the Internet it's possible to generate severe over-reactions to things.  This is a perfect example.

Published in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
Monday, 04 January 2010 10:06

Digital cameras top thieves' hit list

A major insurer says electronic gadgets including cameras and MP3 players have displaced jewellery as the items most commonly stolen.

Published in Home Tech
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