I have come across an increasingly high number of clients and prospects investigating the implementation of VOIP, or Internet telephone systems, within their organisations.
The underlying belief is that VOIP is cheaper, in some instances it may well be, set up costs etc etc, certainly can be less expensive than traditional. However, what about security? Save now pay later springs to mind when discussing VOIP.
I recently came across this article from Liquid Communications:
Cybercriminals have found a new launching pad for their scams: the phone systems of small and medium-sized businesses across the U.S.
In recent weeks, they have hacked into dozens of telephone systems across the country, using them as a way to contact unsuspecting bank customers and trick them into divulging their bank account numbers and passwords.
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This type of fraud allied to Phreaking should make any business think twice before choosing the cheap option.