Tag Archives: Rogue

Who Is Really Behind The Rogue Dialer Scams?

By | September 28, 2005

A tip from a reader (thanks, James) indicates we’re back on the trail of the rogue dialers. (Rogue dialers are pieces of software usually downloaded without the user’s knowledge, which then disconnect existing Internet connections and dial fresh connections via high-cost usually international numbers. The user doesn’t know much about it until the monthly phone bill arrives with… Read More »

Microsoft and Rogue Dialers

By | September 12, 2005

A week late with this, but still shocking enough for a mention: Microsoft’s UK security chief has admitted to be being hit by a rogue dialler, according to ZDNet UK News: Rogue diallers have claimed a high-profile victim — Microsoft UK’s chief security advisor Ed Gibson. Speaking to ZDNet UK on Tuesday, Gibson revealed that he has recently… Read More »