Re: [ISN] Celebrity 'phone hacking' on the increase

From: InfoSec News (isnat_private)
Date: Wed Oct 16 2002 - 23:44:57 PDT

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    Forwarded from: Times Enemy <timesat_private>
    > Julia Day
    > Monday October 14, 2002
    > PR advisers to the rich and famous are warning their clients to be
    > on their guard amid claims that journalists are resorting to
    > increasingly underhand methods to hack into celebrities' mobile
    > phones.
    > Hacking into strangers' mobile phone voicemail boxes is a relatively
    > simple process but can only be used if the mobile phone user has not
    > personalised his or her voicemail access code.
    > "It's underhand and it's not encouraged but it is common practice
    > and everyone does it."
    And it's an easy matter for the telco's to see who is accessing what
    accounts.  Especially since this most likely isn't any elite
    phreaking, or excuse me ... "hacking," as the article states, given
    that accounts not yet set up are allegedly be targeted, but more along
    the lines of no-brainer defaults.
    :: shakes his head ... at these alleged savvy journalists, including
    the hack who wrote this article ... ::
    .times enemy
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