Apprentice hacker rings up large phone bill
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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