Channel succumbs to notebook bandits

Channel succumbs to notebook bandits

Prion has become the latest distributor to suffer a security breach, with thieves stealing over $200,000 worth of notebooks recently from its new Scoresby, Melbourne premises.

The break-in is the latest in a string of robberies to affect distributors such as CHA, BCA and Tech Pacific over the last year.

According to Michael Bosnar, Prion's managing director, the thieves managed to get past glass walls, sensor-protected doors and wire cages.

Bosnar said thieves typically target products easily sold on the black market or over the Internet such as Intel processors, Toshiba notebooks and hard disk drives.

"A lot of people are taking their security very seriously now," he said of the industry's reaction to an ongoing problem.

Prion managed to settle the loss with their insurance company and claims there are no product fulfilment problems because Toshiba came to the party and quickly replenished the company's stocks.

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