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Phone Records Obtained Through Spoofing

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Jan 17, 2006, 2:08 PM   by (staff)

Recent trial proceedings against a Florida company that sells phone records reveals how these businesses obtain records from carriers. The companies do not use high tech means to steal the records from the company. Instead the company on trial would call up Verizon's customer service pretending to be a non-existant department of the company. Armed with a phone number and a social security number obtained through other illicit means, companies could then request call records. Carriers continue to sue these companies, but Wired reports that lawyers are some of their biggest clients.

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gunny

Jan 17, 2006, 2:26 PM

this should be easy to stop

why cant they just implement another security password.

Spoofing is an attempt to gain access to a system by posing as an authorized user. Synonymous with impersonating, masquerading or mimicking. Smile
People can put passwords on their VZW accounts. If you can't verify the password, then you have to go to a store and show id to change it. You don't get to 'fall back' to the last four of the ssn. I've had accounts with all four major carriers at som...
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Well, if the federal government won't put a stop to it, it looks like the carriers will make an attempt. Too bad it will not work in the long run. Cingular filed against locatecell.com yesterday. I gather both Cingular and Verizon have filed lawsui...
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