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Hacking

We are getting calls from overseas numbers hat appear to be hacking attempts.  What can we do to stop this?

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Re: Hacking

What makes you think hacking? Many organisations (legit or not) will try call you for any number of reasons but if you don't answer or don't say anything if you do answer what is being hacked?

 

Peter Gillespie

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Re: Hacking

@Hagar-58 nothing much you can do if it is a different number each time, either, do not answer, buy an answering machine or hang up if you think scammers are calling. Now they are using software that are generating numbers to call and those numbers are either Australian numbers or mobile numbers so you never know who is calling. Just hang up on them and don't call back unknown numbers.

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Re: Hacking

Big point on never calling back an unknown number. The number is usually linked to an expensive "service" account that wills you $50 a minute for the call. 

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Re: Hacking

Just received this notification which may be related:

  • Some customers are reporting issues with (internationally originating) nuisance calls being received.
  • Latest update is Networks are actively investigating issue, and have identified impacted calls are routing via Telstra network (point code).
  • Networks have escalated to Telstra to request further investigation from their end.

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