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FEMA's Phone System Hacked

FEMA's Phone System Hacked
FEMA's Phone System Hacked 

By Thomas Claburn
August 21, 2008

A hacker hijacked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) phone 
system over the weekend, leaving the agency with bill of about $12,000.

According to the Associated Press, someone placed over 400 calls through 
FEMA's National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Md., to several 
countries in the Middle East. 

FEMA is a part of the Department of Homeland Security.

The hacker took advantage of a newly installed voice-mail system. FEMA's 
CIO, Jeanne Etzel, is investigating the incident, according to FEMA 
spokeswoman Debbie Wing. 


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