The Italian national used high level technology to hack international phone calls in a type of “phreaking.”
Rabat – The General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) arrested in Marrakech an Italian national suspected of breaching automatic data processing systems, presumably of a phone company, and hacking international phone calls.
The 50-year-old suspect hacked international phone calls and transferred them to national calls without the knowledge of the callers, in order to pocket the difference in the call rate.
He used high resolution electronic equipment for this purpose, reported state-owned Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) quoting a statement of the DGSN.
The suspect amassed a large sum of money, presumably from the phone company’s customers, through the fee difference between international and national calls.
During a home search operation, police seized computer equipment, wired and wireless communication devices, 22 mobile phones, prepaid recharge cards, and large sums of money.
The police placed the Italian national in custody for investigation into the details of the case.