Phone Records Obtained Through Spoofing
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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this should be easy to stop
Spoofing is an attempt to gain access to a system by posing as an authorized user. Synonymous with impersonating, masquerading or mimicking.