Man arrested for stealing broadband

by Gary on August 23, 2007

in News

A man who was spotted in the street using his laptop to access an unsecured wireless connection has been arrested.

The 39-year-old man was seen sitting on a wall outside a home in Chiswick, west London, by two community support officers.

When questioned he admitted using the owner’s unsecured wireless internet connection without permission and was arrested on suspicion of stealing a wireless broadband connection.

I have a couple of comments to make about this:

1) People that leave their wireless connections unsecured should be fined?

2) Unless the “free” conection was being used for something particularily nasty, surely the the authorities would be far better targetting other internet related crimes?

Just my penny/2 cents worth.

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