VoIP phreakers establish thriving black market

Friday, 23 March 2007, 12:12 AM EST

Telephone systems hackers have established a thriving black market in reselling stolen VoIP minutes.

Hackers are breaking into gateway servers used to connect a carrier's phone network to the internet and reselling this access to smaller, unscrupulous operators, sometimes via web-based wholesale minutes markets. Wholesale purchasers of the purloined access are often small telco operations who resell access to ordinary punters via printed phone cards.

At The Register.

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