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AT&T Hackers Have Terrorism Ties, Police Say
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12/1/2011 | 2:01:39 AM
re: AT&T Hackers Have Terrorism Ties, Police Say
This is sincerely bad news. At the very least it indicates a level of police involvement with AT&T not previously suspected -- and it raises the question of how hard AT&T and the FBI are looking for similar schemes, since this one apparently was caught by accident. Incidentally, this method of raising illicit cash has been used since at least the 1980s if not earlier. Romanian hackers were among the first I know of to use this method of charging international calls through an unrelated third nation. Thirty years is a long time for this tool to be in criminal hands.


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