Thieves strike London data centre

Data centre managers face the threat of a whole new security threat, after the latest attack on a London facility.

Thieves, disguised as police officers, walked away with around £2 million of computer hardware, in a sting on a data centre in the King’s Cross area of London at the weekend.

The robbers are believed to have tricked security staff in to allowing them on to the premises by claiming to be investigating reports of people on the roof. Once inside, staff were handcuffed.

The data centre, owned by Verizon Business, is believed to hosue equipment from Blue Chip companies including JP Morgan, although no companies have yet admitted to being affected. Verizon Business has admitted it suffered a “service interruption” but says normal operations have now resumed.

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Henry Catchpole

Henry Catchpole runs Inform Direct, a company records management software company which simplifies the process of dealing with Companies House. The business was set up in 2013.

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