A thief who stole thousands of identities online was recently brought down by the FBI, with lots of help from delicious steak and Instagram. The thief met with an undercover FBI agent at a steakhouse with the intention of selling the stolen data. Then this happened:
At some point in the meal, in between pre-dinner identity thievery chit-chat and laughter about weak password choices over dessert, Maye couldn’t resist snapping an Instagram pic of his steak and mac & cheese. When the informant turned over a thumb drive of Maye’s work to the IRS, claiming he had obtained it over dinner at Morton’s, agents were able to confirm Maye’s presence at the dinner when they found the above pic on Maye’s Instagram account with the caption “Morton’s,” posted on the date when the dinner was set to take place.
Needless to say, he was promptly arrested.