Sjur Usken

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VoIP system abused in an English bank service company…


I’ve had several responses to my previous article about VoIP attacks, and people are approaching the Honeynet organisation for help to figure out what they to do after being abused. This is both good and bad. Good that they seek help, bad that they do not have a IT security plan.

IT hacking costs money, and when implementing mis configured VoIP it shows up on the telephony bill as well. Previously it was costs that were not that obvious, down-time for the firm, stolen documents used against them in business competitions or just abuse of their Internet bandwidth to hurt others. How would the world been if all the security faults a firm had would show up on their monthly Internet bill? “Your computers have been participating in a DDoS attacking costing a firm 5 million, this is your cost”

The companies need to take security more serious. It is a war going on on the Internet where the strongest one will survive. And the war has begun for a long time ago…
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