http://www.startribune.com/stories/789/3408539.html Published Nov. 4, 2002 Associated Press EAST PALO ALTO, CALIF. -- Hackers have stuck the city of East Palo Alto, California with a huge phone bill -- $30,000. A number of calls were placed to the Philippines over a five-day period in July -- and they weren't made by city workers. AT&T investigators confirmed that hackers broke into the city's telephone system to make the bogus calls before they were detected and cut off. Now AT&T wants its money -- but the city doesn't want to pay. The city's typical monthly phone bill is about $10,000. Officials say they shouldn't have to pay because the bill was the result of fraud. But AT&T says the city is responsible for the security of its telephone system. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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