Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hacker Breaks Into FEMA Phone System

An AP newswire article by Eileen Sullivan, via MSNBC, reports that:

A hacker broke into a Homeland Security Department telephone system over the weekend and racked up about $12,000 in calls to the Middle East and Asia.

The hacker made more than 400 calls on a Federal Emergency Management Agency voicemail system in Emmitsburg, Md., on Saturday and Sunday, according to FEMA spokesman Tom Olshanski.

FEMA is part of Homeland Security, which in 2003 put out a warning about this very vulnerability.

More here.

2 Comments:

At Thu Aug 21, 05:49:00 AM PDT, Anonymous RB said...

Please stop calling "phone phreaks" "hackers" they are 2 different things

Thank you

 
At Thu Aug 12, 07:44:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Telephone Systems Northeast Mississippi said...

Can you elaborate the difference between "phone phreaks" and "hackers"?

 

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