A Simple Trick to Protect Your PIN From Thieves With Thermal Cameras

Thermal cameras were once expensive and bulky hunks of equipment that very few people could get their hands on. No longer. With FLIR's new iPhone case thermal imaging cameras are now both affordable and incredibly discreet, which means that evil-doers can use it to see the thermal signature your fingers leave on a… » 8/28/14 11:54am 8/28/14 11:54am

Considerate iPhone Thief Returns Handwritten List of Stolen Contacts

What really sucks about losing your phone—besides losing the phone—is that you also lose a whole bunch of your data. But to help ease that pain, a iPhone thief in China copied down a list of all his victim's contacts (by hand!) and returned it to its rightful owner. All 1,000 of them. » 11/25/13 10:30am 11/25/13 10:30am

The Best Criminal Get-Rich Scheme? Selling Stolen Graphing Calculators

You're down and out. You need to make some quick cash. You're not opposed to criminal activity. What do you do? Cook meth? Nah, just sell some stolen graphing calculators out of state. » 9/21/13 7:00pm 9/21/13 7:00pm

Idiot iPhone Thief Leaves His Samsung Galaxy at the Scene, Gets Caught

Irony's a bitch. Alleged iPhone thief Travis Montgomery Snyder knows first hand. His smash-and-grab plot to liberate a whole slew of iPhones from a Virginia retailer went of mostly without a hitch. Expect for the part where he left his own phone behind. » 7/12/13 12:40pm 7/12/13 12:40pm

Hackers Stole $45 Million In Cash From ATMs Around the Globe

Waving a gun around at a bank is so 10 years ago. With a little tech on their side, a squad of bank robbers were able to snag a cool $45 million in cash with nothing but some hacks and few old key cards that had ATMs across the globe virtually printing money. » 5/09/13 4:59pm 5/09/13 4:59pm

Oh Man, This Genius Guy Created a Robot to Steal from Vending Machines

You could use measuring tape to steal a can of soda from a vending machine but if you're a genius, why not just invent a freaking robot to do the dirty work for you? This guy did just that. He inserts his robot inside the vending machine and controls it to grab as many sodas as possible. Awesome. » 4/25/13 11:00pm 4/25/13 11:00pm

Watch a Genius Two-Year-Old Use Nail Clippers to Pick a Lock and Steal…

Here is the most adorable theft ever. A two-year-old toddler figured out how to use nail clippers to pick the lock on his eight-year-old sister's door so that he could steal a stuffed animal at night. His parents set up a baby camera to see the incredible "crime" go down. » 3/28/13 8:00pm 3/28/13 8:00pm

Apple Theft Is So Bad That the NYPD Has a Dedicated iTheft Division

It should come as no surprise that iPhones and iPads are prime targets for theft, but it's gotten really bad in New York City. It's so bad that, according to the New York Post, the NYPD is setting up a unit specifically to handle iDevice theft and work with Apple to track down the thieves. » 2/22/13 1:00pm 2/22/13 1:00pm

Genius Uses OkCupid To Get a "Date" With the Scumbag That Stole His…

What do you do when your iPhone is stolen? Cry? Get a new one? Scream at the sky? How about tracking down the thief by luring him to a sexy date over OkCupid and then threatening him with a hammer so he gives it back? That last one worked out pretty well for Nadav Nirenberg. » 1/04/13 2:40pm 1/04/13 2:40pm

Hold On Tight, Smartphone Mugging Is More Popular Than Ever

When you get a flashy, fancy new phone, of course you're going to want to use it, but you better be careful how and where; new reports show smartphone theft is getting super popular. You might say this is a good reason to keep it in your pants. » 10/20/12 5:00pm 10/20/12 5:00pm

Picture of Cash Posted on Facebook Leads to Home Robbery

Some people who use Facebook are dumb. Like a 17-year-old Australian girl who posted a picture of a massive pile of cash to her Facebook account and was then shocked when, just hours later, her house was broken into and the money demanded from her. » 5/28/12 8:30am 5/28/12 8:30am

A TSA Agent Has Been Stealing iPads from Passenger Luggage

Here's another awful thing to add to your oft updated list of why the TSA is terrible: a TSA baggage inspector has been charged with theft by a public servant for stealing eight iPads (on different occasions) from passenger luggage at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. » 4/16/12 3:20pm 4/16/12 3:20pm

How Does an Entire Bridge Go Missing?

Police in North Beaver Township, Pennsylvania are scratching their heads right now. Why? A 50-foot long, 20-foot wide steel bridge just disappeared. How? Apparently, some very bold criminals just up and stole it. » 10/07/11 11:05am 10/07/11 11:05am

Stealing ATM PIN Numbers Using a Thermal Camera Is Too Freaking Easy

I can't believe criminals haven't jumped onto thermal cameras because they're apparently BOSS at stealing your ATM PIN number. Not only can they figure out the set of numbers in a pin but sometimes they can even tell the order too. Scary. » 8/17/11 6:20pm 8/17/11 6:20pm

The Most Amazing But Least Effective Way to Pickpocket Somebody Is to…

How good are you with chopsticks? Probably good enough to pick up sushi but probably not even close to Miyagi-ing a fly, right? Well check this out, this guy managed to pickpocket a phone with chopsticks. » 7/29/11 5:00pm 7/29/11 5:00pm

Google on Bing Stealing Search Results: "We'd Like For This Practice to…

The catty slapping between Google and Microsoft has reached a crescendo today, with Google's Amit Singhal taking to the official Google blog to expand more on yesterday's shocking revelation that Bing is stealing their search results. » 2/02/11 4:00am 2/02/11 4:00am

Engineer Demonstrates How to Steal Nearly $1 Million from EMC One Piece…

How does one steal nearly $1 million worth of electronics and hardware from storage giant EMC? Easy: Just use a small bag and lots of patience. Unfortunately for the thief, not getting caught while doing this proved slightly more difficult. » 1/09/11 7:00pm 1/09/11 7:00pm

This Scumbag Stole Xboxes From a Children's Cancer Hospital (Updated)

You'd think there'd be some honor amongst thieves but nope, it's just scumbag after scumbag. Like this heartless jerk, he stole video game consoles that were used by young cancer patients at Carolinas Medical Center and hasn't been caught yet. Updated » 12/11/10 11:00am 12/11/10 11:00am

GadgetTrak Security System Catches iMac Thief With Startling Precision

GadgetTrak, an anti-theft tracking system, claimed its first victory, and we're pretty impressed. An iMac was stolen two weeks ago, and the thief wasn't clever enough to reformat. Big mistake: GadgetTrak managed to find his location and took his photo. » 8/06/09 9:40pm 8/06/09 9:40pm