Oz railway lets newspaper photograph train keys
Richard Chirgwin reports:
Police are now saying that yesterday’s Melbourne train-heist-and-wreck was possible because miscreants bought stolen keys online.
The vandalism, the cost of which is now estimated at AU$3 million rather than the original $2 million, involved people getting into an idle train at Hurstbridge station, starting it, and taking it on a 50-metre trip through the railyard.
The train halted by a “derail block” which then tipped it into another train.
However, in reporting the issue of stolen keys, Melbourne newspaper The Age compounded the problem: it showed a photograph of “universal keys” in sufficient detail for them to be reproduced.
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