Thursday, July 17, 2008

Hacker Runs Up Big Phone Bill For Library

Via The Boston Globe.

A computer hack has run up a phone bill of more than $15,000 at the Duxbury [Massachusetts] public library.

Town manager Richard MacDonald tells The Patriot Ledger of Quincy that the calls last March included one 30-hour connection to India that cost $7,000.

The FBI is investigating.

Manny Santos, director of engineering for CranCom Inc., the library’s phone company at the time, says a hacker apparently got access to the phone system through an employee’s voice mail. He said the scammer then linked a library extension to an outside number.

The library now has a new phone system.

More here.


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