Sjur Usken

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VoIP used for social engineering hacking


Direct VoIP attacks are escalating, but even as scary is using a hacked VoIP system to extend your social engineering in a firm. This can be done automatically by using hacked PBXes to make the call, to direct attacks towards a (larger) institution where you first hack their VoIP phone central, and then use real accounts on this system for social engineering.

More info about it from The Standard and the FTC “prank” about Vishing.

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