Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Voice Over IP 'Hacker' in Court Today

Ed Berridge writes on The Inquirer:

A Venezuelan has been dragged to the US to face trial on charges of hacking into voice over IP networks.

Edwin Pena, 26, was arrested in Mexico last year. The 20-count indictment charges Pena with conspiracy to secretly hack into the computer networks of unsuspecting Voice over Internet Protocol ( VoIP ) phone service providers, conspiracy to commit wire fraud by transmitting telephone calls over the victims' networks, and individual hacking and wire fraud counts.

An FBI spokesman said that the extradition represents the continued success of the United States in working with foreign countries to bring alleged cyber criminals to justice.

More here.


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