Thursday, 8 December 2016

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BEATRICE — Officials say Gage County's government phone system has been hacked.
Officials said Wednesday they'd been notified by Windstream about a surge in calls. The county won't be charged.
Most the calls were made to overseas numbers, with a bunch recorded as going to Cuba or Bosnia, county building and grounds supervisor Dave Jones told the Gage County Board.
Jones said the county will consider adding a passcode or blocking international calls.
County Clerk Dawn Hill said the fraudulent calls were all made shortly after midnight.
“They noticed the calls are all about the same length and they’re repetitive. When they see a pattern they lock our system down. They can tell it’s not legit.”
Hill added that she’s heard of other instances where phone hackers have racked up bills as high as $30,000.


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