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Today I was hacked but caught it very quickly. This is the weird part, they hacked an IP Auth based account by simply knowing the account name.

How is this possible? I am running Asterisk 11.5.0. Now it’s my fault I used a dictionary based account name but how did they bypass the set ip I had under the account for this host.

This also happened with fail2ban running and I pay for Humbug . Nothing caught it. Its just chance that I happen to be in the CLI and noticed it. In a span of 30 minutes they had made over $200 worth of calls all to the same number .

Anyone have any idea on this and any ideas on preventing this.

John Bittner CTO
380 US Highway 46, Suite 500
Totowa, NJ 07512
Phone: 201.806.2602 x2405
Fax: 201.806.2604
Cell: 973.390.1090

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