In the news: VoIP hacker sentenced to 10 ... / 2010-09-26

2010-09-26 In the news: VoIP hacker sentenced to 10 ...
In the news: VoIP hacker sentenced to 10 years - The Register and Hacker Gets 10 Years for $1.4 Million Internet Theft - BusinessWeek. From the businessweek article:
Pena was an unauthorized wholesaler of Internet-based phone services who sold more than 10 million minutes at deep discounts to customers, he admitted when he pleaded guilty. He hacked into computer networks such as one owned by IDT, a Newark-based telecommunications company, to route customer calls, he said.
These damages from VoIP fraud make me think there is probably a lot more fraud and resulting damages in those regular SIP scans I notice in the Asterisk server logs.

Secure those servers, audit the logs, set limits for your costs. VoIP infrastructure is a target for attacks and fraud.

Also sent as audio comment to Blue Box VoIP security podcast.
Listen to audio attachment:
MP3 media: Audio comment: Edwin Andres Pena sentencing (rightclick, select save-as to download)

Tags: , , , ,

IPv6 check

Running test...
, reachable as koos+website@idefix.net. PGP encrypted e-mail preferred. PGP key 5BA9 368B E6F3 34E4 local copy PGP key 5BA9 368B E6F3 34E4 via keyservers

RSS
Meningen zijn die van mezelf, wat ik schrijf is beschermd door auteursrecht. Sommige publicaties bevatten een expliciete vermelding dat ze ongevraagd gedeeld mogen worden.
My opinions are my own, what I write is protected by copyrights. Some publications contain an explicit license statement which allows sharing without asking permission.
Other webprojects: Camp Wireless, wireless Internet access at campsites, The Virtual Bookcase, book reviews
This page generated by $Id: newsitem.cgi,v 1.55 2021/11/09 13:09:49 koos Exp $ in 0.006731 seconds.