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Wi-Fi broadband 'thief' arrested in London

Man arrested for accessing unsecured connection

A man in Chiswick, London has been arrested for 'stealing' Wi-Fi.

The man sat on a wall outside a house and used his laptop to access the internet by availing himself of an unsecured Wi-Fi connection in the house.

DC Mark Roberts, from the Computer Crime Unit, said: "This arrest should act as a warning to anyone who thinks it is acceptable to illegally use other people's broadband connections.

"To do so potentially breaches the Computer Misuse Act and the Communications Act, so computer users need to be aware that this is unlawful and police will investigate any violation we become aware of."


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