[ISN] FBI Busts Hacker who Sold Clandestine Accounts on PageNet

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Date: Fri Aug 07 1998 - 05:24:59 PDT

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    FBI busts hacker who sold clandestine accounts on PageNet system
    DALLAS (July 30, 1998 7:28 p.m. EDT
    http://www.nandotimes.com) - PageNet Inc., one of the largest wireless
    message providers, said U.S. federal agents arrested a San Diego man
    Thursday who allegedly set up unauthorized voice mailboxes and paging
    accounts on its system, costing the company about $1 million. 
    PageNet said it had noticed abnormal calling patterns during a routine
    check of its system and monitored the man's calls for nine months. The
    company then turned over the evidence to the Federal Bureau of
    Investigation.  No paying customers were hurt by the alleged scam, the
    company said. 
    The man allegedly tapped into a PageNet phone number used for training
    independent sellers of PageNet services, a company spokesman said. From
    there, the man hacked into the PageNet system, the spokesman added. 
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