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PC thief grabs the chance for a photo opportunity

Computer Weekly Staff

The theft of six computers from a business in Vancouver was nothing new, but the company was surprised when one of the stolen computers was used to upload pictures of a "shirtless man" to the company's Flickr page.

Dane Brown, manager at WorkSpace, got a call from a friend who told him about a mysterious photo of a heavily tattooed man on the company's Flickr web page.

Police knew the computer used to broadcast the picture was stolen because Flickr login details were stored on those PCs only.

Allegedly, a ransom has been issued - either the thief's demands are met or he posts another picture with one more piece of clothing missing. Brown is said to be facing a dilemma.





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