Phone Hacking

Hackers commandeer businessman's phone lines, rack up $23K in charges


International hackers search for phone lines with unsecured voicemail ports, and then harness those lines to handle their customers' calls.

Police charge hackers with targeting AT&T customers


Filipino authorities said they have arrested members of a terrorist-funded racket that was responsible for hacking telephone networks of telecommunications firms.

AT&T struck with "organized" hacking attempt


Attackers attempted to use automated technologies to link AT&T telephone numbers with online accounts.

Lawmaker urges Sprint, T-Moble to bolster voicemail security


U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer is urging telecommunications companies Sprint and T-Mobile to improve voicemail security in light of the ongoing U.K. scandal accusing Rupert Murdoch's media empire of phone hacking.

FBI probes possible Murdoch phone hacking in U.S.


A security and privacy expert explains how cracking voicemails takes little skill.

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