Hackers see 3G as prize target

Thursday, 3 February 2005, 9:14 AM EST

Despite more paranoia and stiffer security than ever, IP-based telecommunications servers are fast becoming the new 'holy grail' for the black hat hacking community, with a highly embarrassing intrusion at US based carrier T-Mobile the latest ugly incident.

According to evidence tendered before a grand jury in California, Nicholas Jacobsen is alleged to have compromised T-Mobile's internal computer systems in 2003 and gained access to sensitive details on 400 customers including sensitive information from the US Secret Service.

By Michael Crawford at Computerworld.

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