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Hackers Stealing and Selling VoIP Access

Check Point Research has uncovered a large and likely profitable business model that involves hackers attacking and gaining control of certain VoIP services, which enables them to make phone calls through a company’s compromised system.

During the first half of this year, Check Point researchers found the campaign operated by a hacking group that they believe is working from the Palestinian Gaza Strip. The ongoing campaign targets the open-source user interface of Sangoma PBX, which manages the Asterisk VoIP PBX system – one of the world’s largest such systems.

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