Close

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    DF VIP Member
    unclex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    MARS
    Posts
    2,067
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked:        33
    Karma Level
    332

    Default BT Phone hack1ng News report - BT slams 'scandalous' phone hack1ng claims

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    BT slams 'scandalous' phone hack1ng claims
    By Tim Richardson
    Posted: 05/09/2002 at 09:26 GMT

    A former BT engineer claims that phone hack1ng is a "disease"
    within BT and that the telco is failing to protect its customers from
    premium rate phone scams.

    Whistlebower Bob Godsiff was featured earlier this week on a
    Meridian TV show Cheatlines, in which he claimed that BT was
    ignoring the growing problem of phone hack1ng.

    He claimed BT's phone network was "easily accessible" for anyone
    with "basic electrical knowledge". And in a worrying revelation, he
    alleged that most of the calls - which are made to premium rate
    phone lines with the cost appearing on unsuspecting customers' bills
    - are made by BT engineers or contractors.

    Said Mr Godsiff: " BT are just saying no, it's [phone hack1ng]
    impossible. Well, I'm here to say it is possible. It does go on and it
    will be going on unless BT do something about it."

    He reckons that as many as half of engineers engage in phone
    hack1ng and has personal knowledge of eight people being sacked,
    but not prosecuted, for their activities.

    "The debatable point is who put that charge the line?" asked Mr
    Godsiff.

    "If it wasn't the subscriber it has to be somebody else and nine times
    out of ten it will be one of the engineers - not necessarily a BT guy
    but any one of these numerous contractors they've got working for
    them at the moment," he said.

    BT has reacted angrily to the programme calling the allegations
    "scandalous".

    A spokesman for BT told The Register: "This is an outright slander
    on all the good names of people at BT. This is scandalous."

    "We can't say that it never happens, or that it has never happened.
    But to say this is widespread and rife is rubbish.

    "Customers can have confidence in the accuracy of their BT bill.
    There is no substance in the allegation that unlawful access of phone
    lines is rife or commonplace.

    "BT's network is very secure and is subjected to rigorous testing at
    every point," he said.

    He also cast doubt on the validity of Mr Godsiff's allegations, saying
    that he left BT some 14 years ago.

    The programme featured three cases where people had disputed
    their bills after they discovered that they carried hundreds of pounds
    worth of calls to premium rate sex lines.

    Those involved claim they weren't even in their homes when the calls
    were made and no one else had access to their phones.

    And now they're preparing to take legal action over the disputed
    bills.

    A spokesman for BT said he was unaware of any legal action at
    present. ®

    :rolls:
    Have Fun.





    U.N.C.L.E. X

    More UNCLEX than last week but less next :woot:

  2. #2
    DF Jedi Spike2k1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Darkside
    Posts
    1,861
    Thanks
    70
    Thanked:        29
    Karma Level
    293

    Default

    its so easy to do, open a green box and use a butt phone.
    not that i'd know about that thing of course!!

  3. #3
    DF Member obsidian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    34
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    210

    Default

    would you like to elaborate a bit more spike

    where do I buy a butt phone lol

  4. #4
    DF Jedi God is a DJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    2,337
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    298

    Default

    u can make one out of a standard telephone, or u could just rob one outta a BT van



    DJ

  5. #5
    DF VIP Member
    unclex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    MARS
    Posts
    2,067
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked:        33
    Karma Level
    332

    Default

    It is all about clips m8
    Have Fun.





    U.N.C.L.E. X

    More UNCLEX than last week but less next :woot:

  6. #6
    DF Jedi Spike2k1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Darkside
    Posts
    1,861
    Thanks
    70
    Thanked:        29
    Karma Level
    293

    Default

    or u can punch em into the frame with a krone tool. or just use a normal home phone cos alot of bt green boxes have standard phone sockets in em for engineers

Similar Threads

  1. [World News] News of the World prints phone-hack1ng apology
    By 4me2 in forum News & Current Affairs
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10th April 2011, 06:50 AM
  2. [UK News] Max Clifford drops News of the World phone hack1ng action in £1m deal
    By 4me2 in forum News & Current Affairs
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10th March 2010, 06:41 PM
  3. Is someone hack1ng my daughters phone?
    By bob1498 in forum Android Phones & Tablets
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 8th September 2009, 09:03 PM

Social Networking Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •