Man arrested over stolen British passports

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

There has been an interesting development in the story we told you a few days ago, about the 3000 blank passports stolen in the UK.

The Times is reporting that British police have arrested a man, believed to be the delivery man who accompanied the driver of the van in which the passports were being transported.

If you recall, the driver had nipped into a newsagent’s for a bar of chocolate, leaving his assistant alone in the unarmoured van.

According to the Greater Manchester Police, “a man from Oldham was arrested this morning on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery and is currently in police custody.”

By the way, following my earlier post, I’m indebted to blog reader…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.