The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Thursday, 27 November 2003]

Wells Fargo computer theft suspect caught

Police have arrested a suspect in the theft of a computer holding highly sensitive Wells Fargo customer account information. Good thing.

Here’s how they did it:White of the Concord police said Krastof was arrested after he allegedly logged on to America Online from his home on one of the stolen computers, using the computer owner’s AOL account. Authorities issued a search warrant to AOL to find the phone line used to access the account.Very elegant. Kind of makes you think this particular technique has been used before…

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