Satellite, Cable, Digital TV, Home Media, & Computers
|  Home   |  Forums   |  News   |  Blog   |
July 11, 2008

Copper thieves take down Sainsbury’s


by David Allen

With the high value of scrap metal, opportunist thieves have been causing havoc around the country as they have been stealing power and telecom cables.

But now a group of thieves have found an easier target, computer network centres.

Yesterday thieves broke into the Cable and Wireless network centre in Watford, where some key equipment was stolen.

It is believed that the thieves were in actual fact looking for the valuable copper wire as this has now got a very high scrap value.

One of the sites taken down because of the break in was Sainsbury’s online store, but also the Financial Times and sites to do with the Ordnance Survey were affected.

For Sainsbury’s it would have been a serious blow to business, as this would mean an opportunity for the store competitors to capture some of their customers who were not willing to wait for the service to return.

Story link: Copper thieves take down Sainsbury’s


Discuss this in the Techwatch Forums


Add to Bookmarks:

ADD TO NETSCAPE     ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US     ADD TO DIGG     ADD TO FURL

ADD TO STUMBLEUPON     ADD TO YAHOO MYWEB     ADD TO GOOGLE     ADD TO SPURL


Related news to "Copper thieves take down Sainsbury’s"




2 Comments »
  1. So why would you assume they wanted the copper wire? Did they leave a note? Maybe they just wanted the computer equipment they stole!

    Comment by Mike — July 12, 2008 @ 11:47 am

  2. lollolllolllolllollllolllolllollollollollollolllollollollolllool

    Comment by lll — October 15, 2008 @ 2:00 pm

Leave a comment


Previous: « Sky introduces price rises
Next: Farmers demand free broadband access »

Visited 19244 times, 12 so far today