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.