Phreaking hackers hit man with $53,000 phone bill

Graham Cluley
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A Canadian businessman has been lumbered with a Canadian $52,359.59 (US $43,000) phone bill after a hacker broke into his voicemail system and spent nearly three weeks making phone calls to Bulgaria.

According to media reports from Bulgaria and Canada, Winnipeg businessman Alan Davison only discovered that there was a serious problem when he received the large bill from his telephone company yesterday, and discovered a flurry of calls to the Eastern European country between 21 November and 9 December…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.