Anonymous eavesdrops on FBI conference call

Anonymous eavesdrops on FBI conference call

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Hacktivist group Anonymous has posted online a recording of a conference call between the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and Scotland Yard – in which detectives both sides of the Atlantic discuss their progress in apprehending Anonymous’s hacktivist brethren.

The call, posted on Youtube (until Google removes it) but also circulating as an MP3 file, highlights the utter insecurity of telephone conference call systems, in which people simply dial in unseen and can listen in without speaking or otherwise making their presence known. All they need enter is a meeting code that is distributed with low security beforehand – something easily gleaned from an accidentally forwarded email, printout, or a hacked email account.                     More

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