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Two Norwegian teens returned 467,200 kroner (some 62,000 euros, $81,500) they found left on a train by an elderly passenger, Norwegian media reported Thursday.
The pair found the treasure Wednesday in a bag left on the seat of a train running between Oslo and a small town in southeastern Norway.
â€śWhen I opened the bag, the first thing I saw were these wads and wads of bills,â€ť one of the teens, identified as 16-year-old Bendik, told local daily Vestby Avis.
â€śMy first thought was to call the police,â€ť he said.
After looking in the bag more closely, the good samaritans found the passport of its owner, a man in his 70s who was expected to pick up his money from the police on Thursday.
Police said they did not suspect any foul play behind the manâ€™s huge quantity of cash, and said they did not know if the two teenagers had been rewarded for their honesty.
This on the same day where a Kiwi survey showed that only 1 in 3 kiwis would hand back $10 that was given to them by mistake by a cashier.
Contrary to what David Farrar thinks I think Ira Bailey and Keith Ng have a little problem.
The Register certainly thinks so:
Ng himself, however, has come under criticism for his voracious appetite for grabbing files to prove his point. As his blog post shows, Ng took a look at files for contractor invoices, hours worked, medical information, debt collection, fraud investigation. He notes that â€śI sorted through 3,500 invoices â€¦ about half of what I obtainedâ€ť.
While demonstrating that the network was unsecured represents a considerable service to the public, not knowing when to stop has probably put the blogger well on the wrong side of the law. Over atNational Business ReviewÂ thereâ€™s someÂ lawyerlyÂ punch and counterpunch about whether, in fact, Ng went so far heâ€™s at risk of jail under New Zealandâ€™s Crimes Act, even though â€śprosecution guidelines meant action was unlikely to be takenâ€ť.
And the relevant legislation:
249 Accessing computer system for dishonest purpose
(1)Every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years who, directly or indirectly, accesses any computer system and thereby, dishonestly or by deception, and without claim of right,â€”
(a)Â obtains any property, privilege, service, pecuniary advantage, benefit, or valuable consideration; or
(b) causes loss to any other person.
(2) Every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years who, directly or indirectly, accesses any computer system with intent, dishonestly or by deception, and without claim of right,â€”
(a) to obtain any property, privilege, service, pecuniary advantage, benefit, or valuable consideration; or
(b) to cause loss to any other person.
(3) In this section,Â deceptionÂ has the same meaning as inÂ section 240(2).