Thomas Langenbach put fraudulent bar codes on LEGO kits at different Target stores in Silicon Valley. He made a profit selling the stolen goods on eBay.
Mobile phone theft is a massive and growing problem, accounting for more than 40 percent of all thefts in San Francisco in 2012. But is that a good thing for mobile carriers like AT&T and Verizon?
Editor’s Pick In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture arm, is treated with reverence by business software providers.
If you decide to steal someone’s smart TV, you’d think disconnecting all the accounts on it would be a smart first thing to do.
Private social network Nextdoor raised $21.6 million in new funding, led by Greylock Partners, to continue strengthening communities around the world.
Guest Post If you have a new iPhone 5, Android smartphone or other mobile device, watch out — you may be targeted by electronic device thieves.
Last night, amid New Year’s Eve revelry, armed and masked robbers looted Apple’s Paris store, taking more than one million euros’ worth of merchandise.
Editor’s Pick With the holidays approaching, smartphone theft is on the rise — as I discovered recently when I was mugged at knifepoint for my iPhone 5.
We love our gadgets. Unfortunately, so do thieves.
The San Francisco police department has announced the development of its very own crime-fighting “bat computer” to help keep officers on the streets for longer.
Anonymous hacker via Flickr commons
Larger-than-life Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom was denied bail in a New Zealand court on Wednesday morning after his hearing was delayed Monday.
Federal prosecuters have shut down popular file-sharing site Megaupload.com and charged its founders with a number of felonies, according to a statement by the Department of Justice and the FBI.
Hitachi-LG Data Storage, an entity owned by Hitachi and LG, has admitted to 15 criminal counts related to price fixing on components for consumer electronics devices.
“Organized crime is exactly that – organized,” said Marc Goodman at this week’s O’Reilly Strata conference, “especially in the field of cyber crime.”
Not satisfied with eliminating digital piracy from the world, two U.S. senators want to crack down on Bitcoin, an open-source digital currency.
Sharing the user name and password of any streaming media account is now considered against the law in Tennessee, according to a web entertainment theft bill signed into law yesterday by state Governor Bill Haslam.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Chris Drake is CEO and founder of FireHost, Inc., a secure Web hosting company. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.)