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Were being ushered into the digital frontier Its a cyberland with incredible promise and untold dangers Are we prepared Its a battle between modern day computer cops and digital hackers Essentially just think what is controlled by computer systems virtually everything By programming a telephone voice mail to repeat the word yes over and over again a hacker has beaten the system The hacker of the 1990s is increasingly becoming more organized very clear in what theyre looking for and very very sophisticated in their methods of attack As hackers have become more sophisticated and more destructive governments phone companies and businesses are struggling to defend themselves Phone Fraud In North America the telecommunications industry estimates long distance fraud costs five hundred million perhaps up to a billion every year the exact the exact figures are hard to be sure of but in North America alone phone fraud committed by computer hackers costs three four maybe even up to five billion dollars every year Making an unwitting company pay for long distance calls is the most popular form of phone fraud today The first step is to gain access to a private automated branch exchange known as a PABX or PBX One of these can be found in any company with twenty or more employees A PABX is a computer that manages the phone system including its voice mail Once inside a PABX a hacker looks for a phone whose voice mail has not yet been programmed then the hacker cracks its access code and programs its voice mail account to accept charges for long distance calls until the authorities catch on not for a few days hackers can use voice mail accounts to make free and untraceable calls to all over the world The hackers that commit this type of crime are becoming increasingly organized Known as call cell operators they setup flyby night
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