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North Korean hackers thought to be behind $100m cryptocurrency heist

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North Korean hackers are thought to be behind last week’s theft of as much as $100m in cryptocurrency from a US company, as the regime steps up attempts to secure funding for its nuclear and ballistic missile programm...

Canada’s ‘maple syrup heist’ thief must repay millions for sweet stolen goods

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Richard Vallières’s plan to make millions of dollars was deceptively simple: secretly drain the province of Quebec’s strategic maple syrup reserve and then sell the illicit product. But the Quebec man’s daring theft f...

Hackers stole over $500m in cryptocurrency in record-making heist, Ronin says

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Blockchain project Ronin said on Tuesday that hackers stole cryptocurrency now worth almost $615m from its systems, in what would be one of the largest cryptocurrency heists on record. The project said that unidentifi...

‘It’s Tiger King meets Ace Ventura’: the wild true story of the world’s biggest insect heist

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A room swarming with thousands of giant, exotic creepy-crawlies may sound like your worst nightmare (or one of Ant and Dec’s Bushtucker Trials on I’m a Celebrity). It is also the starting point for Bug Out, the latest...

The Guardian view on a Kabul heist: snatching money from the starving

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The average Afghan was not even alive when planes were flown into the twin towers on 11 September 2001. This is only one of the reasons why handing money from the Afghan central bank to the families of 9/11 victims wo...

‘Heist of the century’: US bitcoin case tests ability to crack down on cybercrime

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The prosecution of a New York husband and wife arrested last week on suspicion of stealing $3.6bn in bitcoin in what has been described as “the heist of the century” may test US authorities’ ability to crack down on c...

Trial opens of six men accused of daring £95m Dresden jewellery heist

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The trial of six men accused of stealing 18th-century jewels from a German museum has begun in Dresden amid tight security and questions over whether the treasures will ever be recovered. The defendants, who are broth...

‘Robbery is like a football match’: blockbuster binge-watch Money Heist bows out

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Four years of schemes, schematics, bullets, blasts, anti-capitalist allegory, remarkable contingency planning and wildly ill-advised workplace romances will come to an end on Friday with the release of the final five ...

The Guardian view on Owen Paterson’s reprieve: a constitutional heist

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The low esteem in which parliament is held by much of the British public should never be taken as a sign that it cannot sink lower. Since many voters have settled on a cynical view of the Commons, its rehabilitation d...

Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead review – a delicious heist novel

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For more than 20 years Colson Whitehead has delivered novels notable for cultural satire, racial allegory, genre expansion and quirkiness: The Intuitionist, Sag Harbor, Zone One, The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer #1)...

New hustle: Pulitzer winner Colson Whitehead on his heist novel

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Something strange happened the morning after Colson Whitehead finished his forthcoming novel. “I put the book to bed, and then I got up the next morning and Minneapolis was on fire,” he says. It was 26 May 2020, the f...

The artist, the mafia and the Italian job: is heist mystery about to be solved?

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Even after he found fame as one of the most important 20th-century British artists, Leon Kossoff never got over the distress of losing 14 paintings and six drawings in an unsolved theft. A much-loved portrait of his m...

The Nobodies review – an old-fashioned heist movie turned play

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Writer Amy Guyler has deftly constructed an intricate play about three working-class friends, the self-named Nobodies, who scheme to save a local hospital – and almost accidentally incite a revolution. It’s essentiall...

‘White hat’ hacker behind $610m crypto heist returns most of money

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Hackers behind one of the biggest-ever digital coin heists have now returned nearly all of the $610m-plus they stole, the cryptocurrency platform targeted this week by the attack says. The Poly Network platform, which...

Arrests made after jewel thief scooted off from ‘mind-boggling’ Paris heist

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French police have arrested two suspects after a thief took jewels worth between €2m and €3m (£1.7m and £2.55m) from an exclusive Paris store and scooted off before the alarm could be raised. The two suspects, who wer...

Heist review – Netflix cashes in with sexed-up crime spree extravaganza

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Heist (Netflix) is a wildly entertaining collection of true-crime stories that falls firmly into “you couldn’t make it up” territory. In forensic detail, this debut season recalls three audacious robberies, using recr...

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