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Today’s Cryptocurrency Gaffe: Hacker Makes Off With £22.64 Million in Tether 

While many cryptocoins seek to transcend conventional currency, the cryptocurrency Tether claims to back each of its issued tokens with an equal amount of redeemable cash held in a private reserve. That keeps its value predictable, but presents a problem if a token is stolen from one of the company’s “treasury” wallets. Today, Token’s development team has exactly 30,950,010 problems. Read More >>

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This £449,344 iPhone Robbery Sounds Like the Craziest Heist Movie

A year-long manhunt ended last weekend, when police arrested a gang of five Romanian stunt thieves near a large collection of Van Gogh paintings in the Netherlands. In their hideout, the cops found £449,344 worth of iPhones that the suspects allegedly lifted off the back of a truck—while it was barrelling down a motorway. Read More >>

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Bank Robber Gets Caught After Using Bank Card During Heist

After a San Diego man named Alvin Lee Neal inserted his bank card into the teller window at a downtown Wells Fargo, a clerk asked him if he needed any assistance. Read More >>

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I Watched Hackers Pull Off a Real-Life Ocean’s 11 Heist 

The scene was set: a surveillance camera, a safe full of money in a Las Vegas casino, a pair of thieves with lock-picking tools and a laptop. I watched in awe as the skinny geeks clipped wires and rewired the feed so that it would loop ad infinitum. Basically, they recreated the climax of Ocean’s 11 before my very eyes. Read More >>

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Five Theories About the Greatest Unsolved Art Heist Ever

On March 18st, 1990, two police officers—or so they seemed—walked into a Boston museum and left with £339 million worth of paintings. They have never been found. Read More >>

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How to Pull Off the Perfect Bank Heist

In 2011, architect Armin Blasbichler asked his 21 architecture students at the University of Innsbruck to plan bank heists because, as he says, "architects have a specific view on buildings and organisational structures—on how things relate together, weak points and strong points." Read More >>

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ATM Hackers Have Figured Out How to Withdraw Unlimited Amounts of Cash

Federal regulators just alerted banks across the USA of a very dangerous new skill ATM hackers have picked up. They can trick ATMs into spitting out unlimited amounts of cash, regardless of the customer's balance. Not only that, but also schedule the illicit withdrawals for holidays and weekends, when the ATMs are extra flush. Read More >>

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Ring of Thieves Pulls Off Huge Luggage Heist at LAX

You probably don't realise it, but hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of goods pass through airports every day inside of passengers' baggage. Well, a ring of baggage handlers at LAX certainly realised it. Police say they've been stealing thousands of pounds worth of goods right out of people's suitcases for months. Read More >>

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We’re Not Doing Enough to Protect the World’s Nuclear Materials

US President Obama and leaders from over 50 countries are meeting in the Hague this week to discuss nuclear security. The over-arching theme of the conference, unfortunately, is a troubling one. Put bluntly: We're not doing enough to protect the world's most dangerous materials. Read More >>

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The Six Biggest Bitcoin Heists in History

Ever since a single Bitcoin became worth a small fortune, there have been people trying to steal them. Sure, there have some small-time thieves who've stolen a few hundred pounds worth of Bitcoin here and there. But there have also been heists. Massive, highly orchestrated attacks that lead to millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency changing hands. And they just keep happening. Read More >>