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Top 3 weirdest news items


  • CIO of Tulsa, Okla. was placed on...

    ...admnistrative leave after he and his team mistakenly notified 90,000 residents that their personal information was snatched by hackers. Turns out that IT head Tom Golliver mistook a third-party's approved penetration test for an actual breach.

  • Who needs GPS devices when the suspects make it this easy?

    Police who were investigating a suspicious person peering into parked vehicles in Bethlehem, Pa., essentially turned himself in when police arrived to question him - only for the man to pull out a stolen GPS unit from his pocket to as how to use it.

  • Talk about a blended threat.

    A 29-year-old Australian pleaded guilty to three counts of unlawful modification of computer data after he hacked into the servers of the internet service provider at which he previously worked. In addition, he admitted to threatening to burn down the company's building and go after his former boss with an ax.

There were many eye-catching headlines in 2012, but these were a few outrageous news bits that caught our attention.