Jul 25, 2014

Naked thieves nab 60 burgers from Florida eatery

Police have released surveillance video of a trio of naked thieves stealing 60 hamburgers from an eatery in southwest Florida. Police say the men — two entirely naked and one in his underwear — broke in early Sunday and left a trail of red ...

Surge in migrants spotlights Mexico's 'coyote' smugglers

Jul 22, 2014

Surge in migrants spotlights Mexico's 'coyote' smugglers

The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: “Do you think a coyote is going to say he’s a coyote?” Dressed as ...

Jul 3, 2014

Sisters caught trying to steal ¥76,000 worth of Hello Kitty goods

Two sisters in their 20s were arrested Thursday for attempting to steal Hello Kitty goods from a supermarket in Hiroshima Prefecture. About 700 items featuring Hello Kitty and other characters including Disney characters and another famous Japanese character, Anpanman, were later seized from the ...

Line app hacks prompt call to alter passwords

Jun 19, 2014

Line app hacks prompt call to alter passwords

Users of smartphone messenger application Line, who number in the hundreds of millions across Asia, are being urged to change their passwords Thursday as Japanese police investigate the hacking of hundreds of accounts. At least 303 cases of unauthorized access were confirmed between late ...

Southeast Asia now biggest global danger zone for piracy: U.N.

Jun 13, 2014

Southeast Asia now biggest global danger zone for piracy: U.N.

Southeast Asia has overtaken the Horn of Africa as the world’s hot spot for pirate attacks after concerted international efforts to police the waters off Somalia, the U.N. said Thursday. Last year 28 boats were attacked in the western Indian Ocean but none taken ...

U.S. 'Mountain Man' gets hard time for spate of thefts

Jun 10, 2014

U.S. 'Mountain Man' gets hard time for spate of thefts

For years, he lived a solitary life amid the expansive wilderness of Utah as he ransacked cabins and trekked hundreds of kilometers alone on his snowshoes with a rifle slung over his shoulder. For most of the next decade, he’ll live behind bars in ...

Russian charged after U.S. disrupts major hacking, extortion ring

Jun 3, 2014

Russian charged after U.S. disrupts major hacking, extortion ring

A U.S.-led international operation disrupted a crime ring that infected hundreds of thousands of PCs around the globe with malicious software used for stealing banking credentials and extorting computer owners, the Justice Department said Monday. Authorities in nearly a dozen countries worked with private ...

Jun 1, 2014

New phone app to nab crooks with 'thefties'

Mobile security startup Lookout is hoping to turn smartphones and tablets against gadget thieves with a new feature that — when possible — will snap a picture of the culprit. A new theft alert function that has been added to Lookout’s premium service for ...

Hacking case shows China snubbing U.S. 'rules'

| May 21, 2014

Hacking case shows China snubbing U.S. 'rules'

In choosing to escalate a cyberespionage dispute with China, the United States has laid bare its frustrations after years of hoping the Asian power would accept a U.S.-led international order. President Barack Obama and his predecessors have long recited a mantra that the United ...

Serendipity aids Egypt's toil to recover stolen heritage

Apr 25, 2014

Serendipity aids Egypt's toil to recover stolen heritage

When French Egyptologist Olivier Perdu saw a fragment of a pharaonic statue on display in a Brussels gallery last year, he assumed it was a twin of an ancient masterpiece he had examined in Egypt a quarter of a century earlier. The reality was ...