Hacker Pleads Guilty to VoIP Attacks

Kara Reeder

Edwin Pena has pleaded guilty to hacking into several VoIP networks between 2004 and 2006 and then reselling millions of stolen minutes. According to Computerworld, Pena is scheduled to be sentenced May 14 for his plea to one count of conspiracy to commit computer hacking and wire fraud, and one count of wire fraud. He faces 25 years in prison.

 

VoIP attacks are increasing. Network Security Edge blogger Sue Marquette Poremba notes that a McAfee white paper lists a number of security issues with VoIP that range from protocol-level attacks like eavesdropping to application-level attacks like vishing.



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