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Texas County’s Phone Systems Hacked, Attackers Go on International Calling Spree

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Dec
2013

The phone systems of the Bell County in Texas had been hacked between November 30 and December 2, 2013. A few days were enough for the attackers to make international phone calls worth over $27,000 (19,700).

According to Temple Daily Telegram (subscription required), the attackers abused a weak 4-digit password in one of the countys departments. The hackers routed calls to Grenada, an Island country located in the Caribbean Sea.

In October, the county pa…

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