VoIP Security – Simulated Hacker Attack

March 11, 2011 by Nathan Miloszewski

Great video from dataviz Australia depicting, graphically, what a hacker attack on a VoIP system would look like.

Visualizing a cyber attack on a VOIP server from Ben Reardon, Dataviz Australia on Vimeo.

With the use of VoIP becoming more and more prevalent, businesses are at risk to lose real money from hacker attacks as pointed out by the Honeynet Project’s mention of this article where an attack cost a business over $120,000.

The good news was that the article does mention that “VoIP systems from companies such as Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and Avaya were quite good…but were unlikely to be found in very small businesses due to the cost.”

Cisco Security appliances are definately a go-to line to ward against intruders, spam, phishing, spyware, and corrupt websites.  But, have you found them to be out of reach financially or is the added cost worth the protection?

The number of scams are on the rise and the affordability (read: cheap) of international phone calls through VoIP is playing a role in the growth of phone scams.

Consumers can use services like NumberInvestigator.com to protect themselves from suspicious calls, including calls from VoIP systems, but what are you doing to protect your business and have you noticed any uptick in attacks?


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