Your nicked iPad now likelier than ever to show up in Mongolia

The number of laptops and tablets stolen in one country and recovered in another is on the rise.

Absolute Software’s second annual Endpoint Security Report records that stolen kit that had not been nicked locally had been recovered in an additional eight countries as far afield as Mongolia, Gambia, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. In the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), London is the top theft location, followed by Kampala in Uganda and Pretoria in South Africa.

Across the EMEA region, businesses have become the top device theft hotspot, for both internal and external burglary. This is a change from figures covering 2011, where homes and cars were the top theft location for corporate devices.

Globally, the US came in as the top country for thefts of the kit, with Australia at number two and the UK at number three.

SOURCE: theregister.co.uk

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