Posts Tagged ‘theft’

Malicious Malware Uses Photos of Sunsets and Cats to Steal Banking Credentials

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It’s a sad day for the Internet… according to Trend Micro’s security analysts, it’s been discovered that photographs of both sunsets and — even more heartbreaking — cats being shared across the web contain malware capable of getting into your bank accounts. Read more…

Monkey Gets His Ninety Seconds of Fame When He Steals and Dismantles a GoPro

I’m all for a little monkey business when it comes to taking photos and playing around with your gear, but this guy here might’ve taken it a bit too far… Read more…

An Open Letter to Photography Thieves

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Dear Photography Thieves,

I’ve always known you were out there, even in the days of film. In a photography world filled with negatives and prints, you crept quietly in the shadows and, let’s face it, it was harder then, wasn’t it? But now, with the digital age and that glorious thing called social media, it’s so much easier. It’s really a boom time for you. It’s like you hit pay dirt. And, after reading a month’s worth of Photo Stealer’s entries, all I can say is: You. Must. Be. Exhausted. Read more…

New York Photographer Steals Photos to Earn Business, Says That’s ‘Called Biz’

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Purloining somebody else’s photos to promote your photography business has become depressingly common lately, but occasionally a new cretin comes forward to push the practice to a new level of sadness. Read more…

Lenstag Infographic Shows How Gear Gets Stolen and What Gear Gets Filched Most

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We take no responsibility if you’re all of a sudden afraid to take your camera anywhere after reading this (especially if you have a Nikon D7000 or a Canon 60D), but this gear theft infographic by anti-theft service Lenstag is packed interesting information that we think every photographer should be aware of. Read more…

Did Wedding Videography ‘Teacher’ Rob Adams Steal His Spiel From a Peer?

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Often there’s a fine line between inspiration and theft. But watching side-by-side comparisons of wedding workshops conducted by videographers Adam Forgione and Rob Adams, it’s hard not to conclude there’s wholesale plagiarism going on. Read more…

Lenstag Unveils All New Mobile Apps, One Step Closer to Ending Camera & Lens Theft

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Lenstag‘s stated goal is to put a stop to camera and lens theft, and for that reason alone photographers love them. The service is basically an online registry where you can securely document all of the gear you own and, in the event the unthinkable happens, report it as stolen and make it much more difficult for the thieves to sell that piece of gear.

But Lenstag creator Trevor Sehrer wasn’t done when he debuted the website — which you can learn a lot more about here. Last week Lenstag took another step towards the company goal when it released brand new iOS and Android apps. Read more…

Half a Million Dollars in Leica Movie Lenses and Other Gear Stolen from LA Film Set

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A late-breaking holiday shopping tip: If someone offers you a screamingly good deal on a Leica Summilux-C movie lens, be very suspicious. That’s because there’s currently $500,000 worth of stolen gear floating around the black market — including a $200K set of Summilux-C lenses — that was taken off the set of a Los Angeles film shoot.. Read more…

Detroit Crooks Rob Photojournalist Twice in One Day

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Photojournalist Christopher Morris has documented some of the world’s hottest war zones, reclusive North Korea and the 2012 Republican National Convention. But it took modern Detroit to totally punk him, with thieves there stealing $15,000 in camera equipment and another crook cheating him out of $200 in reward money later that same day. Read more…

Alleged Credit Card Thieves Nabbed After They Instagram Carl’s Jr. Bounty

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Sure, Instagram has provided some folks with a ready-made market for selling illegal items or doing unsavory things, but the photo sharing services has also expanded the boundaries of how incompetent a crook can be. Read more…