Following the trend of stolen technology turning in thieves red-handed, a man was recently arrested after the MacBook he stole secretly uploaded his picture and sent it to its rightful owner.
Logan Chadde’s laptop and other belongings were stolen by a 19-year-old thief over the weekend in Ann Arbor, Michigan. While the crook raided Chadde’s room, he grabbed a backup containing a MacBook. Little did he know that Chadde had installed anti-theft software that would lead to the police catching the 19-year-old.
According to an Ann Arbor police lieutenant, the ”laptop had anti-theft software that takes a picture of the user every time it’s turned on.” Specifically, the laptop was running Orbicule software. Orbicule makes Apple-only apps, including Undercover, a stealthy piece of $50 software that will secretly transmit location information, photos, and screenshots in the event that a Mac is stolen.
“Chadde said once the man logged online to a “Guest” account on the laptop, he received an email that contained a picture of the man, a screenshot of what he was doing on the computer and the laptop’s location,” according to the report. “He said the software actually took a screen shot of the man Facebook chatting to another person about how he was going to sell the stolen laptop.”
“I called the police and sent that to them and I had his full name,” Chadde told AnnArbor.com. The crook had apparently been apart of other investigations in the area, and the evidence supplied by Undercover was enough to have him arrested. The unnamed thief will face charges in court soon.
- Source AnnArbor.com