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Friday October 31, 2014

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More NYers are Using Digital Tracker Apps

More NYers are Using Digital Tracker Apps

When a Teaneck, New Jersey man lost his iPhone5 at Port Authority last year, his friend was able to track his missing phone using a "find my iPhone" app. Now more and more people are using applications like this to find their phones before the phone runs out of battery or is reset. Instead of [Full Story…]

#iPhone Theft Still a Problem in #NYC

#iPhone Theft Still a Problem in #NYC

The NYPD is continuing efforts to prevent iPhone thefts, a major problem in New York City, according to Metro US.  Police Commissioner Ray Kelley and Mayor Michael Bloomberg claim that the overall increase in citywide crime in 2012 was because of Apple product theft. Between January 1 and September [Full Story…]

#NYPD Creating Database of Cell Phone Logs

#NYPD Creating Database of Cell Phone Logs

When a cellphone is stolen, the NYPD routinely subpoenas phone call records to track down suspects. Call records from stolen cellphones are entered into the Enterprise Case Management System database. Phone numbers in the database are hyperlinked, allowing detectives to cross-reference it with other [Full Story…]

NY Mobile Thefts Increase Due to Stolen Apple Devices

NY Mobile Thefts Increase Due to Stolen Apple Devices

The number of stolen Apple devices in the city already surpassed last year’s total by more than 50%, with still four months left in the year. The city’s total grand larcenies — driven by the iPhone and iPad thefts — have risen to more than 25,000 incidents. Apple products account for nearly 17% of [Full Story…]

NYPD Increases Subway Presence to Combat Cell Phone Theft

NYPD Increases Subway Presence to Combat Cell Phone Theft

In an effort to combat the sharp rise in cell phone theft, the NYPD recently added 240 more transit officers to patrol the subways. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has also approved extra overtime for transit police. NYPD Transit Bureau Chief Joseph Fox pegged the increase in subway theft to June [Full Story…]

Schumer to AT&T: Adopt Tech to Stop Cell Phone Theft

Schumer to AT&T: Adopt Tech to Stop Cell Phone Theft

The steep increase in the theft of iPhones in NY has caused Senator Chuck Schumer to send a letter to AT&T urging the company to adopt technology that permanently disables phones after they've been stolen. Considering that almost half of all property thefts in the city are related to cell [Full Story…]

Thefts Rise in Subways, Paricularly with Stolen Cell Phones and Gadgets

Thefts Rise in Subways, Paricularly with Stolen Cell Phones and Gadgets

There has been a resurgence of thefts in New York's subway system, as according to the New York Daily News, most victims have valuables stolen from them while standing near subway doors by thieves who reach in and grab items just as the doors close.  The NYPD clarified that crime in the subway [Full Story…]

Suspect Caught in Columbia University Digital Theft

Suspect Caught in Columbia University Digital Theft

According to Boston.com, Jeremy Dieduonne of NY was captured in Lawrence, MA recently for charges that he helped embezzle almost $6 million from Columbia University. Dieduonne is being accused of intercepting electronic payments from Columbia's medical school that were supposed to be given to [Full Story…]

Social Media Recovers Stolen Laptop in NY

Social Media Recovers Stolen Laptop in NY

According to Social Times, when Sean Power’s laptop was stole in NY, its anti-theft software, Prey, contacted him. Prey sent the O’Reilly author screenshots of the new user’s Skype and online banking accounts. With that information, Power tracked down the name and location of the person who was [Full Story…]

Gadget Thefts Up on Subway

Gadget Thefts Up on Subway

According to police, thieves have been snatching more and more gadgets from the hands of NYC subway riders. While above ground larcenies are down 8%, there were 118 grand larcenies in the New York City this August, 14.6% more than last year. NYPD Spokesman Paul Browne said to The Wall Street Journal [Full Story…]

NYC Subway Thieves Targeting Cell Phones

NYC Subway Thieves Targeting Cell Phones

Robberies on the city's subways spiked 59% last month according to the New York Daily News with thieves focusing their attention on the cell phones of subway riders standing near subway car doors.  When the doors open, cell phones being held by passengers while they check e-mail are being [Full Story…]

School Employees Suspected in Laptop Thefts

School Employees Suspected in Laptop Thefts

More than 300 computers have been stolen from NYC schools only one month into the current school year according to investigators.  The computers which include the Apple MacBook Air and Dell latops cost between $1,500 and $2,000 each according to Department of Education sources. The New York [Full Story…]

Bank Security Breach Affects 635,000 CT Customers

Bank Security Breach Affects 635,000 CT Customers

The Bank of New York Mellon's loss of several unencrypted computer tapes has put an additional 135,000 Connecticut customers of the bank's records at risk.  The tapes were stolen from a van which a third-party courier service was using to transport them for Mellon's Shareowner [Full Story…]