A recently published patent from Microsoft suggests disablement of stolen laptops, which will not require any cellular service to be turned on in the device, reducing the instances of laptop theft.
A Samsung worker has been arrested for stealing over 8,000 handsets and reselling them. The man utilized the extra money to pay off his gambling debts which amounted to roughly $800,000.
Razer is offering a $25,000 reward for "information leading to identification, arrest and conviction of a criminal suspect", following the theft of its two Project Valerie notebook prototypes at CES.
Razer's much-celebrated appearance at CES 2017 ended on a sad note, as its CEO said today that two of its prototypes were stolen from its show stand - and it hasn't ruled out industrial espionage.
Tesco Bank has had around 40,000 accounts breached over the weekend, with half of those having money stolen out of them. The bank has stopped online payments and is promising refunds for all affected.
A new report says that while malware and ransomware risks remain too high for comfort, the number of infections dropped dramatically - by 47.3% in the first half of 2016.
A new report details an organized deep web-based Russian ransomware campaign which has targeted thousands of corporations, from hospitals to hotels, and netted ringleaders exorbitant salaries.
The largest federal employee union has claimed in an internal letter that Chinese hackers in last week's attack stole the Social Security numbers and info of every single federal employee.
Chinese hackers have been blamed for an attack at the U.S. government's Office of Personnel Management which may have compromised the data of up to 4 million people in every federal agency.
If your Apple Watch gets stolen, the thief will have no trouble wiping your data and then using or selling the device, as an apparent bug in Apple's software allows a hard reset without your passcode.
It has been reported that the Sears-owned Kmart retailer experienced a security breach today that may have given hackers access to customer credit card information.
Microsoft makes the majority of its revenue by selling software and if you try to steal product keys from Microsoft, don't be surprised if they send the authorities after you like they did in India.
Microsoft will bring new anti-theft protections to Windows Phone in a future update - including the ability to render the device fully inoperable - as part of an industry-wide initiative.
Japanese Bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox, has revealed that it has found 200,000 missing bitcoins after searching in wallets which used an old format, but is still far from recovering the remaining 650,000.
Due to a weakness in old encryption technologies, millions of phones are at risk of being controlled by hackers, who could be able to gain control of all phone features within a few minutes.
Apple finally admitted that their Developer Center has been compromised by hackers. The Dev website went offline last week and it's still not back online due to the security breach.
George Gascó, the district attorney for San Francisco, wants Microsoft and Google to make improvements to Windows Phone and Android that would make smartphones with those system unusable if stolen
Korean police have raided Samsung's Display office in connection with allegations that employees had stolen LG OLED technology. Samsung denies that claims, while LG say they didn't inform the police.
"Apple Picking" has become such a problem that police in New York City have created a new division that is responsible for tracking down and returning stolen Apple products.
A man who had his iPhone 4 stolen on New Year's Eve managed to get it back, but only after he used alluring women to seduce the thief into a fake date via an online dating servce
New York City narrowly missed out on lower crime than in 2011, with the theft of Apple devices being just enough to push the famous city over a potential record for decreasing crime levels.
7,000 Wii U's have been stolen from an Air Cargo bay in Seattle. It is believed that the thieves stole two semi-trucks and loaded Wii U's onto the vehicles before driving off into the night.
The FBI has confirmed the arrest of 10 people over the Butterfly Botnet; a botnet that, peaking at more than 11 million machines infected, harvesting details on bank accounts and passwords.
Kim Dotcom's extradition to the United States hearing could be pushed all the way back to July 2013, with the family's case reaching box-office proportions in terms of plot twists and turns.
The FBI has arrested a man in connection with the theft of 3,600 iPad Mini's, but the haul, and two others remain at large while a large number of iPad Mini's are appearing on sites like Craigslist.
Japan's government has agreed to new legislation against criminals caught downloading illegally, bringing in a maximum fine of two million yen or a potential two year stay in a prison cell.
Over $100,000 worth of iPhone 5 devices have been stolen from stores in Japan this morning. The robberies occurred in the early hours before the official launch of the device.
You have to see it to believe it. The Sheriffs Department in California released surveillance footage of a "smash and grab" on an Apple store that resulted in an estimated $600,000 worth of damages.
Emma Watson is best known for her role in the "Harry Potter" series of films; but now McAfee has found that she's (unwillingly) much more likely to lure unwitting interwebs surfers to download malware
Filesonic, previously one of the major file-sharing websites on the internet, has been gone for the past few days with no explanation, and the main domain having suddenly changed hands.
With the closure of Demonoid, there had been hopes that the site would return. These hopes seem to have been dashed by the discovery that you could buy the rights to the infamous domains.
When Dropbox customers starting receiving Spam on email addresses used only for that service, it seemed likely that they too had fallen victim to a server breach, as it turns out, nope!
After The Pirate Bay was blocked in an attempt to curb illegal downloading, it has been found that the exercise was ineffective. Even information shared by ISPs seem to correspond with this.
There's several security flaws in recent BMW cars that allow a thief to get in, clone a key, and drive off in the vehicle in a mere three minutes. BMW has yet to admit there's a problem.
Opera's Turbo feature allows the browser to be used to bypass restrictions and bans online, thereby allowing certain groups to access sites which were previously thought to have been blocked.
An Illinois woman has filed a lawsuit against LinkedIn after its password breach, citing the company's incorrect claims about its level of protection for users.
eHarmony is the latest website to fall victim to data theft, this time around 1.5 million passwords were stolen, or according to the online dating website: "a small fraction of our user base".
A thief operating in North Texas has managed to steal over one hundred iPad tablets, totalling up to a value of almost $60,000 without being caught.
Your mobile phone knows an awful lot more about you than you might realize, and as a result phones are becoming targets for theft. There are steps that can be taken though to prevent this.
Despite a law being passed in France to make life harder for pirates, music sales are not increasing. In fact, they're still falling, and nobody can say with certainty why.