Brazen Computer Theft

Proving that you can do _anything_ simply by looking official, a couple of thieves “stole two mainframe computers”: from Sydney International Airport.

bq. They presented themselves to the security desk as technicians sent by Electronic Data Systems, the outsourced customs computer services provider which regularly sends people to work on computers after normal office hours.

bq. After supplying false names and signatures, they were given access to the top-security mainframe room. They knew the room’s location and no directions were needed.

bq. Inside, they spent two hours disconnecting two computers, which they put on trolleys and wheeled out of the room, past the security desk, into the lift and out of the building.

posted at 4:11 pm on Friday, September 05, 2003 in Security | Comments Off on Brazen Computer Theft

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