Phone hackers tap into hospital

Wednesday, 30 March 2005, 5:05 PM EST

Cyber criminals have hacked into a private hospital's telephone system, racking up almost $5,000 in international calls in an attack experts warn is becoming increasingly common.

Hackers believed to be operating from overseas tapped into the PABX system at Canberra's John James Hospital. They then made between $4,000 and $5,000 worth of calls to South America and the Asia Pacific region over 24 hours from 1.30am on March 22.

At ninemsn.

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