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Phone-DOS attacks in extortion scam target gov offices

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Homeland Security Department has alerted government emergency communications centers of a rash of attacks flooding Public Safety Answering Points, ambulance services and other critical phone systems with calls in a scheme to extort money.

David Kahn, CEO of command and control systems vendor Covia Labs, said the attacks appear to come from Asterisk PBXs that have been reprogrammed to make floods of calls against targeted numbers.

See the full article online at GSN.com.