Apprentice hacker rings up large phone bill

Thursday, 31 March 2005, 8:19 AM EST

An "apprentice" hacker broke into the PABX (private automatic branch exchange) system of John James Hospital in Canberra, Australia, last week and made more than A$5,000 (US$3,850) worth of international calls.

The calls, made primarily to South America and the Asia/Pacific region between March 22 and March 23, were stopped only when a Telstra account executive called the hospital's administrators to notify them of the irregular long-distance calls. Consequently service from the PABX was barred.

By Michael Crawford at Computerworld.

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