What are the biggest hacks you’ve seen in the past year?

A pair of washing machines that were made to the exact specifications of their owners in a warehouse, and then thrown into a dumpster after being hacked and defaced.

A pair of mowers that were sold on eBay and were subsequently hacked and sold on as stolen.

A vacuum cleaner that was stolen and sold to an eBay seller on Craigslist.

An air conditioner that was sold on Craigslist and eventually taken from the house it was stolen from.

A kitchen appliance that was used to cook meals for the family.

A washing machine that was hacked and later used to make dinner for the household.

A cleaning product that was left unattended on the shelf for a month, with the entire contents stolen.

A washing machine from the 1970s that was given to a homeless man who then used it to make his own cleaning products.

A large refrigerator that was purchased on eBay for $100.

It was then stolen from a man in the United States and sold by someone to someone in Thailand.

An electric kettle that was kept for a year in a locked freezer.

It later was stolen again and sold for $150.

A pair with a built-in fan.

A refrigerator that had a built in fan that could not be removed.

It had been bought on eBay by someone who then sold it to someone who would use it to keep their home warm.

A vacuum cleaner with a large collection of junk inside.

The laundry basket was stolen during a home invasion, and the contents were then stolen by someone.

A home improvement store that was broken into and the money stolen.

An item was sold to someone for $2,500.

An iPhone.

An iPad.


A microwave.

A refrigerator that could only be seen by a small number of people.

A stereo.

A kitchen timer.

A camera.

A DVD player.

An alarm clock.

A TV remote control that was not connected to a phone or computer.

A computer that was unplugged.

A digital camera.

An iPod.

An MP3 player.

A digital audio player.

A tablet that was in a dark room with no light.

A television that was connected to an Ethernet cable that was only used for a brief period of time.

A USB port that was hidden in a small space in a wall.

A television that had been left unlocked in a closet.

A printer that was being used to print a personal journal.

A hard drive that was deleted by someone in a very private way.

A laptop computer that had its hard drive deleted by its owner.

A wireless router that was discovered to have been taken by a stranger to a hotel.

A printer that had an unauthorized software update installed.

An electric guitar that had never been used in a gig.

A portable vacuum cleaner.

A phone that had the SIM card removed.

A portable radio that was plugged into a USB port.

A laptop computer with a virus.

A video game console that had lost all of its data after being stolen by a person who then went to the store and purchased it.

A Bluetooth headset that was accidentally left in a backpack.

A USB flash drive that had already been installed.

A computer that only had two hours of free time on it before being stolen.

An iPhone that had no pictures of its owner on it.

An empty DVD.

An unused laptop.

An email.

A GPS unit.

A remote control.

An Apple watch that was placed in a room full of people at an airport.

A cell phone that was turned off and then turned on again.

A Bluetooth speaker that was lost on a friend’s house.

A mobile phone that did not have an emergency call number attached.

An abandoned wallet.

A credit card.

A watch that had not been charged for several days.

A power outlet that had to be replaced.

A mouse.

An Internet service that had only recently been purchased by a friend.

A large bag of cash that had just been stolen.

One of those was worth thousands of dollars.

A microwave that was found to be inoperable.

A keyboard that was stuck in a chair.

An audio-recording device that was still working.

A game console with a hard drive attached that was no longer connected to anything.

A speaker that had died.

A cable that had somehow gone through the walls of a home.

A coffee maker that had gotten lost in a shed.

A set of keys that had fallen from a ceiling fan.

A pocket watch that never worked.

A battery that had drained from an iPhone.

A phone that never had an active SIM card.

An uninstalled camera.

An air conditioners that were still working when someone went to sleep at home.

A security camera that was never plugged in.

A home theater system that was supposed to be working when the house was discovered.

An external hard drive.

A wireless keyboard that never came back.

A small piece of paper that was on the side of a desk that never got used.

A smart card reader that was completely useless.

A camera that had had its memory erased

A pair of washing machines that were made to the exact specifications of their owners in a warehouse, and then…