Hacker makes costly calls
A local business owner is on the hook for a $52,000 phone bill after his voice-mail system was hacked and hundreds of calls were made to Bulgaria.
Alan Davison, who owns HUB Computer Solutions, noticed something was wrong when "feature 36" -- a message unknown to him -- kept popping up on his phone.
He called MTS and found that hundreds of calls were recently made to Bulgaria, racking up $52,321.14 in overseas long distance due Jan. 5.
"If I have to pay that whole bill out of my own pocket, I'm looking at having to lay off one of my employees," Davison said. "It's quite obvious something was right out of whack. There were hundreds of phone calls."
The MTS representative sent Davison an e-mail outlining how to protect his company from theft of long distance.
See here for the rest of the article. Another system we IT professionals need to take into consideration when planning security (provided telecoms falls under IT in your organisation).