“The art of stealing isn’t as complex as films like Ocean’s 11 would lead you to believe,” Natt Garun reports for TNW. “All you have to do is dress the part, which is easy if you’re targeting the Apple Store where employees are dressed in a plain blue t-shirt with a small Apple logo.”
“Last week in New York City, a man entered the SoHo Apple Store wearing what was visually close enough to the Apple employee uniform, managed to go straight into the electronics repair room, and stole 19 iPhones from the drawer,” Garun reports. “As he exited the room, he handed the phones to an accomplice who hid them under his shirt and walked out of the store.”
Garun reports, “It’s not the first time a similar theft has happened either – earlier this year, NYC Apple Stores were also hit with the same kind of robbery where a band of thieves disguised as employees stole a total of 59 iPhones.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: As strong as Apple’s operating system security is, their brick and mortar security is weak.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]