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Icelandian calls White House, labelled a terrorist

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 6 years ago

Government 3

An anonymous reader writes "A 16-year-old boy in Iceland called a secret government phone number, which he thought was Bush's private number, and posed as the president of Iceland. After passing some impromptu security questions, such as President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson's birth date (which he answered with Wikipedia), Bush's secretary told him to expect a call back. Instead, police surrounded his house and interrogated him on where he got the number, threatening to put him on a no-fly list if he didn't tell. He claims he can't remember where he got the number, but says "I must have gotten it from a friend when I was about 11 or 12.""
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The poor kid should have used VOIP (1)

ls671 (1122017) | more than 6 years ago | (#21649715)

The poor kid should have used VOIP going through a few hijacked/anonymous proxy. It would have made it harder to spot him. I don't do that stuff but if I had to do it that's what I would do. Reminds me of the pedophile how obscured his own picture with a reversible algorithm then posted it all over the net.

Must...not...forget (1)

davidwr (791652) | more than 6 years ago | (#21650113)

Change secure phone number after leak.

Re:Must...not...forget (1)

davester666 (731373) | more than 6 years ago | (#21650431)

Then put it on whitehouse.org, so all the other dictators can get the new number.
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