End User security

Victims of internet piracy

Internet crime came closer to home today with the kidnapping of one of the Timico NetOps  team’s key players, the Pirate Duck. 

Criminal sophistication has reached new heights with this case.  The gang responsible for the crime has set up a web page,,  so that distraught owner, engineer Ian P. Christian, can reassure himself that his duck is as yet unharmed and being looked after.

Efforts to track down the owner of the domain name have been fruitless as the “Who Is” function for that domain has cunningly been disabled.  No ransom demands have been received as yet but Ian is standing by his PC anxious to hear more news.

Ian is fairly phlegmatic about this incident. “He was after all a pirate duck and he who lives by the sword…”

The victim’s twin brother is pictured below.  Any information leading to the safe retrieval of the duck will be gratefully received. The incident is being dealt with privately and the Meteropolitan Police eCrime Unit has not yet been called in.  If you want to show your support for this cause you should join the Facebook group “Save The Pirate Duck


Trefor Davies

By Trefor Davies

Liver of life, father of four, CTO of, writer, poet,

One reply on “Victims of internet piracy”

Bring Back Pirate Duck…

I took 2 days away from work last week, and upon my return I noticed that one of my ducks from my desktop duck collection was missing. Shortly after my discovery, I received an email with a subject line of ‘we have your duck’.

The email lin…

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