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DUXBURY (AP) ― A computer hack has run up a phone bill of more than $15,000 at the Duxbury public library.

Town manager Richard MacDonald tells The Patriot Ledger of Quincy that the calls last March included one 30-hour connection to India that cost $7,000.

This week selectmen shifted $13,000 in town funds to help pay the bill. MacDonald said the town is still looking into its obligations and may not have to pay.

The FBI is investigating.

Manny Santos, director of engineering for CranCom Inc., the library's phone company at the time, says a hacker apparently got access to the phone system through an employee's voice mail.

He said the scammer then linked a library extension to an outside number.

The library now has a new phone system.

http://wbztv.com/local/duxbury.library.phone.2.774080.html
 
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