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[ISN] Department of Finance's phones hacked into

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Feb 08 2011 - 09:14:41 GMT
To: isn@infosecnews.org

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-12389440

BBC News
8 February 2011

A network of phones at the Department of Finance and Personnel has been
targeted by phone hackers.

Officials became suspicious about 18 months ago after being charged for
calls they had not made. The bill came to £34,000.

Kevin Curran, a computer expert at the University of Ulster, said there
were several ways people could protect themselves from phone hackers.

He said software was available that can alert people to criminal
activity.

[...]

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