Convincing police officers
I assume that the robbers also tasered everyone and maybe executed a few people with multiple shots to the head - to make their impersonation of police officers more convincingly realistic.
Reports are emerging of a massive heist overnight at a data centre in London's King's Cross. According to our sources, the data centre is operated by Verizon Business. A spokeswoman for the firm said it had suffered a "service interruption" last night. She refused to provide any more information on the robbery, saying that it …
...otherwise they'd have gone straight for the SAN-looking thing; the data's worth a hell of a lot more, albeit a shitload harder to shift.
still, i'm sure they'll have plenty of time to reflect upon their 'error' while sipping pinacoladas on some far away beach.
It's the usual story; rather than steal the right kit the first time around, the boss went for the cheap stuff. I told him it would need replacing in a year's time....
...work in tech support for a company (not JP Morgan) who has several racks hosted at UK5 and this is the first I've heard of it. Fortunately none of our servers have vanished, but there was a cooling system failure (not the first time it's happened either) on Sunday which led to most of our servers getting powered off. Lots of knackered disks and unhappy customers to deal with; just what you need first thing on a Monday.
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In March of 1990 the largest art heist in US history occurred in Boston at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum when two men dressed in Boston police uniforms came to the door and asked to be let in to deal with college students running through the interior courtyard. This was a common event since the museum was located across the street from a college, but this time it was not true. Once inside the fake cops tied up the two guards, robbed the museum, took the CCTV system tapes of the event, and left. The case remains unsolved. Museum employees everywhere now know to verify the identity of police before letting them in by call the police dispatcher unless they called for them personally for a known issue. Physical security should be part of every data center employee's training and this should include access control procedures.
Museum Security Consultant
... All data centre employees work behind secure bullet-proof counters and should be aware of the fact that it is not possible for police to enter a data centre without a valid search warrant. Did no-one at the data centre question this breach of their own security? Their first action should have been to hit the alarm bells and would thus call the REAL police who, presumably would then drop their donuts and be there within the week.
Such professionalism, such dedication to duty, such is my coat, my hat.
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