NEWS FROM THE LAB - Thursday, September 15, 2005

17-year old confesses Paris Hilton phone hack Posted by Mikko @ 05:16 GMT

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An American teenager has confessed hacking into Paris Hilton's mobile phone.

As you might or might not recall, this case had nothing to do with phone viruses or Bluetooth attacks: access to her Sidekick phone's web interface was gained with traditional social engineering tactics.

While at it, the kid also confessed hacking into AOL, hacking and later DDoSing the network of a telephone operator and calling in bomb threats to high schools.

This story was once again scooped by Brian Krebs at Securityfix.