Sprint sued over alleged vice hacks

Wednesday, 8 December 2004, 10:24 AM EST

A Las Vegas adult services operator is making a federal case of his longstanding claim that cyber security weaknesses at the local phone company have permitted hackers to hijack calls intended for his stable of in-room entertainers -- reprising a complaint that state regulators rejected in 2002.

Eddie Munoz is seeking $30 million in damages from Sprint of Nevada, accusing the company of unfair business practices, in a lawsuit filed in federal court last fall.

By Kevin Poulsen at SecurityFocus.

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