Hacker runs up $10,000 phone bill

Friday, 25 October 2002, 9:32 PM EST

Thousands of junk e-mails charged to a Napier firm by a computer hacker are a costly lesson in company security, says a police information technology expert.

Napier police IT specialist, detective Daryl Moore, said the company would have to bear the $10,000 cost of the bill. He said the incident highlighted the need for any company, large or small, to carry out regular security system checks.

"I don't believe this is a one-off isolated incident," Mr Moore said. "It's likely to have happened before, except in other cases it has not been reported to police."

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