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Facebook helps trace laptop looter

DaveAtWorkAnnoyingly (655625) writes | more than 2 years ago

Crime 1

DaveAtWorkAnnoyingly (655625) writes "A former NASA and FBI employee had had his laptop stolen during the recent looting and rioting in Britain. However, being an IT security professional, he had installed a tracking device into it so he sat, patiently waiting for his computer to phone home. "After two hours of watching him surf religious revelation videos, shopping for Mercedes A class on Autotrader he finally popped onto Facebook!". He said the information included the man's name, school, address in west London and information about his wireless internet. After he handed the details over to police, they raided the man's flat and recovered the laptop."
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The Religion of peace (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37105578)

"After two hours of watching him surf religious revelation videos, shopping for Mercedes A class on Autotrader he finally popped onto Facebook!"

Soheil Khalilfar, 18, has been charged with handling stolen goods. In his native country he might lose a hand for this crime.

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