An article which reads like the reporter ... / 2011-07-26

2011-07-26 An article which reads like the reporter ...
An article which reads like the reporter got introduced to low-security VoIP trunks and caller-id spoofing services for the first time: Authorities say 911 call in Wyckoff hoax came from fake, computer-generated phone number -
The 911 caller whose hoax prompted a tense police standoff in a quiet Wyckoff neighborhood used a computer to mask the origin of the call, authorities said Sunday.
A computer crime expert is quoted:
[..] the 911 call likely originated from a so-called IP phone that makes calls over the Internet. Such phones are increasingly common and allow users to choose the phone number that would appear on caller identification devices [..]
They hope to trace the user back to the original IP of the SIP call. I wish them lots of luck finding the IP in the first place: I don't think a lot of the 'wholesale SIP trunking' or 'Caller-ID spoofing services' will log them. They might have more chance of finding the account and the billing information.

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