Airport worker caught photographing screen as female worker passed through naked scanner

You know those airport scanners that render you essentially naked? The ones that don't catch bomb-making materials? The ones that are supposed to be staffed by infallible and absolutely trustworthy airport workers who'll never, ever abuse your privacy with them?

Turns out they're vulnerable to a sophisticated, impossible-to-predict technical attack: a guard was caught taking pictures the screen while a female colleague was passing through the scanner. Who'd have guessed that was possible?


A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Police received an allegation regarding an incident that happened at Heathrow Terminal 5 on March 10. A first-instance harassment warning has been issued to a 25-year-old male."

The BAA employee took a photo of his co-worker, Jo Margetson, when she inadvertently went through a scanner.

"I can't bear to think about the body scanner thing," she told the Sun. "I'm totally traumatised. I've spoken to the police about it. I'm in too much of a state to go to work."

Airport worker given police warning for 'misusing' body scanner

(Thanks, Marc!)

(Image: Der Spiegel)