Monthly Archives: February 2009

Back Online

As some of you may have noticed, our servers were offline for the past 24 hours due to unforeseen circumstances.  It seems the recent global economic turmoil has not left VOIPSA unscathed.  Turns out our hosting provider was delinquent on paying their bills to their upstream data center provider.   Supposedly, the hosting provider’s management is no where to be found and did not respond to repeated billing inquiries,  leaving the upstream data center no choice but to unplug all of the hosting provider’s customers.

Apologies for the inconvenience and we’re working on moving to a more permanant and solvent hosting provider in the near future!

New book: “Voice over IP Security” from Cisco…

amazon-voipsecurity.jpgIt appears that there is a new book out on VoIP security named, rather simply, “Voice over IP Security“. It’s from Cisco Press and written by a Patrick Park. I haven’t seen the book yet but ITworld has an interview with the author. of course has some user reviews as well.

Good to see additional books coming out into the field. It will be interesting to see how this compares to the others out there.

P.S. If you have the book and would be interested in writing a review for this site, please feel free to contact me.

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VoIP fraudster Pena’s fugitive run comes to an end

Over the past three years, we’ve covered at great length the case of Edwin Pena and Robert Moore where Pena created a scheme where he apparently represented himself as a legitimate VoIP service provider – and then routed calls over other people’s networks. When last we left the story, Pena’s co-conspirator Robert Moore was sitting in jail while Pena was reportedly off somewhere in South American.

ComputerWorld now reports that Edwin Pena has been caught in Mexico and will be extradited back to the US. It will be interesting to see what, if any, new information turns up during his trial.

(Hat tip to Shawn Merdinger for passing along this link in the VOIPSEC mailing list.)