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Submission FEMA Phones Hacked - $12k of Middle East Calls

curtisk writes: "Last weekend the newly installed PBX at FEMA was hacked/phreaked and over 400 calls were made to the middle east and asia.
The calls ranged in duration from 3 to 10 minutes, overall adding up to $12,000 in charges. Naturally, it must've been the contractor that left a "hole" open, or at least that's their stance at the moment. Investigation is ongoing."

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