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Fake German Heiress Anna Sorokin Convicted Of Fraud After Fooling Banks And Scamming New York's Elite

A New York court has convicted Anna Sorokin on several counts of heft of services, grand larceny and attempted grand larceny. The Russian-born German national managed to fraud several friends and businesses by pretending to be a wealthy heiress.

Life & Style April 28, 2019

Teenager Ousmane Bah Sues Apple For $1 Billion Claiming Facial Recognition Software Led To His False Arrest

A teenager takes on Apple after the company's facial recognition software allegedly caused him to get falsely arrested. Ousmane Bah was arrested for a string of robberies of Apple Stores in multiple states.

Apple April 24, 2019

10-Foot Inflatable Colon Used To Educate People About Colon Cancer Stolen

A $4,000-worth giant inflatable colon was stolen while on its way to a scheduled relay walk. It is an important asset to the colon cancer awareness campaign called 'Get Your Rear In The Gear.'

Feature | Health October 20, 2018

Mom Admits To Stealing Terminally Ill Daughter's Pain Medications, Charged With Felony

A mom admitted to stealing her own terminally ill daughter's pain medications and to having an opioid addiction. Addiction can cause people to do risky things to seek out the source of their addiction.

Public Health September 14, 2018

Suburban Mom Who Robbed 12 Homes Blames PTSD For Two-Day Crime Spree

A stay-at-home mom from Ohio was found guilty of stealing packages from 12 different homes. The woman claimed to have been suffering PTSD and that stealing the packages brought excitement to her life.

Public Health July 3, 2018

Uber Could Face Criminal Prosecution For Allegedly Stealing Waymo Secrets: No Private Arbitration, Says Judge

Presiding over Waymo's case against Uber, Judge William Alsup denied Uber's motion for private arbitration to avoid trial. Moreover, the judge referred the case to the U.S. Attorney, so Uber could face criminal prosecution.

Business Tech May 12, 2017

Razer Project Valerie Prototype Stolen At CES 2017 Pops Up For Sale In China At $22,000

Razer announced earlier this week that two of its prototypes were stolen from its CES 2017 booth and later confirmed the devices were Project Valerie laptops. Less than a week after the theft, Razer's Project Valerie is now on sale in China for $22,000.

Computers January 14, 2017

Flashing The Peace Sign Can Get You In Trouble: Here's Why

Researchers have shared that flashing the peace sign can get one into trouble as it could lead to identity theft. This comes as a shock as not many are aware of identity-related information being obtained from one's fingerprints.

Security January 11, 2017

Razer Stole The Show At CES 2017, But Its Prototypes Got Stolen From The Booth: Industrial Espionage?

Razer had a nasty surprise at CES 2017, as two of its prototypes were stolen from its booth. The company is working with authorities and the show management to address the issue, and they're not ruling out industrial espionage.

Computers January 9, 2017

Stolen World War I-Era Cannon Returns To California Veterans Hall

A stolen World War I cannon was recovered by the Richmond police after a man claimed he unknowingly bought it. The historical artifact stood undisturbed for almost 70 years at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Richmond.

Life & Style May 16, 2016

Stealing Food While In ‘A State Of Need’ Not A Crime, Rules Italian Court

For stealing cheese and sausage, a man in Italy had been sentenced to prison. The country’s highest appeals court, however, has ruled that stealing food out of a 'state of need' should not be considered a crime.

Life & Style May 5, 2016

Bangladesh Central Bank Governor Resigns Over $100 Million Hacking Scandal

The governor of the Bangladesh central bank Atiur Rahman resigns over the $100 million cybercrime. The Bangladeshi government is pointing the finger at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for not catching the suspicious transactions.

Business March 16, 2016

Thanks To A Typo: Hackers' Spelling Mistake Thwarts $1 Billion Bank Heist

Hackers started siphoning out millions of dollars from the Central Bank of Bangladesh through the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last month. However, careless fingers caused hackers their billion-dollar prize.

Money March 12, 2016

Former US Secret Service Agent Jailed For Bitcoin Theft

Former Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges has been sentenced to almost six years for stealing over $820,000 in the digital currency bitcoin during an investigation.

Legal December 8, 2015

Man Moved To Steal By ‘My Neighbor Totoro’

Is 'My Neighbor Totoro' bad for you? It is, if based on the actions of a man, who said he was driven to steal after watching the Studio Ghibli movie.

Internet Culture October 19, 2015

Did Amazon India Just Ship A Brick To A Man Who Bought A OnePlus One?

Amazon India reportedly delivered a brick to Maninder Walia instead of the OnePlus One handset that he ordered. Amazon is looking into the matter to resolve the incident as soon as possible.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 12, 2015

Armed Crook Hires Uber Driver For Getaway Car

A 23-year-old man suspected of armed robbery tried to take an Uber car to help him get away after he held up a store outside Baltimore. The driver and a second passenger were almost arrested.

Society October 12, 2015

Smart Pedal, Bane Of Bike Thieves, Exceeds Crowdfunding Target On Indiegogo In 24 Hours

Connected Cycle is putting pedal to the metal in developing both an anti-theft system as well as bike trek monitoring system. In three days it has nearly raised double its needed initial funding and is now aiming for its stretch goal.

Gadgets April 30, 2015

Wonder How Fast Stolen Credit Card Data Can Travel In Dark Web? You'll Be Shocked

Once hackers hit a file and data trove, the information can fly fast and furious around the globe. Perhaps what's most surprising is that hackers don't jump on vulnerable data as quickly as most may think.

Internet April 8, 2015

From Court To Hospital: Suge Knight Tells Judge He Is Going Blind

Former rap mogul, Suge Knight, claims he has gone blind and lost 30 pounds since he has been in custody. He faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and theft in cases being heard in LA.

Movies/TV Shows March 3, 2015

Smartphone Kill Switch Effective: Theft of Apple iPhones in London, San Francisco, New York Down Significantly

Theft of iPhones has gone down significantly in major cities such as London, New York and San Francisco after the implementation of the kill switch.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 11, 2015

3 Men. 240 iPhones. 20-inch Hole. One Incredible Theft in Beijing!

A crew of three men are accused of stealing 240 iPhone 6 devices, secreting the handsets away through a tunnel carved into a warehouse wall. The stolen goods were used to fund gambling, cars and gold, according to police.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 22, 2015

Woman Steals Plasma TV by Putting It Up Her Skirt and Walks Away with It [Video]

Costa Rican police are on the lookout for a woman who managed to steal a brand new plasma TV by tucking it between her legs and walking out of the store like nothing happened.

Internet Culture January 17, 2015

Police arrest heartless man who stole cell phone of woman killed by Boston subway train

Man suspected of stealing phone belonging to woman killed by Boston commuter train turns himself in to police. Suspect, released on bail, will face charge of larceny, police said.

Society November 8, 2014

Dropbox claims servers weren't hacked, stolen data is not our account data

Cloud service storage vendor once again denies a hack incident and claims user account info was hacked via another party. It claims posted data by hackers is not its data.

Computers October 14, 2014

Texas pastor sports a pistol, stops thief from stealing packages from porches

A Texas pastor was at the end of his rope when packages kept disappearing from his front porch. Determined to stop the neighborhood thief, he staked out his own home, gun in hand, to finally catch his 52-year-old neighbor in the act.

Internet Culture September 23, 2014

Police nab former NBA player Rex Chapman for alleged theft at Apple Store

Former Phoenix Suns player Rex Chapman was arrested by police for stealing items worth $14,000 from an Apple Store by faking use of the EasyPay system.

Society September 20, 2014

Everyone loves Tesla Motor S except thieves: Here's why

Car thieves find the prospect of stealing Tesla Motors' electric vehicles an unappetizing venture. Car thefts are falling in general, but a security expert warns that Tesla's security tech could be used against its drivers someday.

FUTURE TECH September 1, 2014

Minnesota smartphone kill switch kicks in next July, state is first in nation to mandate handset feature

But not everyone thinks it's a valuable or viable solution to stopping smartphone theft. One expert goes as far as to call it moronic.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 15, 2014

Yikes! 1 in 5 Americans claim to be victim of online personal data theft

As per the Pew Research Center, one in five Americans say they have been a victim of personal data theft.

Internet April 15, 2014

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