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Random nuisance phone calls, Caller ID showing 0121314xxxx

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Old March 7th 12, 12:53 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Alan J. Wylie
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Default Random nuisance phone calls, Caller ID showing 0121314xxxx

I was woken up at 02:27 this morning by the phone ringing about three
times. The Caller ID showed 01213140003

There are many, many calls like this happening, see for example
seeming to originate from the whole number range.

A couple of the firms that own the numbers have posted responses:

They claim that the caller ID is being "spoofed". WeSolveIT refers
to http://www.telappliant.com/, who offer VoIP solutions, including
a mention of Asterisk.

I know only too well (from experience at a previous place of employment)
how easy it is to hack and abuse an Asterisk server.

I also see mention that the above block of phone numbers is associated
with Sipgate.

Anyone here that can shed any more light on this?

Alan J. Wylie http://www.wylie.me.uk/

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