Could Centralized Phone Systems Be Helping Terrorists?
Federal authorities have learned that terrorists could carry out an attack in the United States. Plus, authorities are concerned that our own technology might be used against us. Someone overseas is tapping into corporate phone systems around the United States. Now, NewsChannel 4 has learned that national security officials are worried about terrorists using that technique to create more casualties during an attack. This warning, obtained by NewsChannel 4, comes from the Department of Homeland Security. It was sent to private businesses around the country, and companies that have large PBX telephone systems. It says that someone might be hacking into their phones, allowing the intruder to make phone calls without actually being there. Federal sources say it has already happened on numerous occasions. According to the document: “An intruder circumvents a PBX system’s security and gains access to a voice-mail system. The intruder may then configure the compromised system to dial out to a domestic or foreign phone number.” The calls, so far, cannot be traced except when the number called is 911. That, federal law enforcement sources say, is exactly what terrorists want. Full Story