Masked Bandits Use Google To Crack Safe

Seems safe cracking is a profitable search term in Colorado. A group of masked bandits needed help from Google search to get away with over $12,000, according to The Register.

The unskilled thieves also used WD40 instead of paint to attempt to stop security cameras.

"All that did was clean off the lenses," Colorado Springs detective Chuck Ackerman said.

About the author

Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.