The hacking/phreaking culture lures the brilliant and best to waste their talents on cyber-attacks that thumb their noses at civil society, or worse, perpetrate outright theft, prompting the formation of a community blacklist to restore order. While the bulk of the publicity on today's hacking/phreaking culture focuses on cyber-intrusions into online computers, a growing threat also comes from phreaking attacks on telecommunications systems where fraud not only inconveniences phone-system users, but also fleeces them financially. With technological solutions fighting a losing battle, 'community blacklisting' emerges as a necessary evil.
Humbug's Statistics Dashboard (top) provides analytics and reporting for voice networks including total calls, duration, average success rate (ASR), average call durations (ACD), cost summaries and caller leaderboards. Traffic Visualizations (bottom) of both inbound and outbound traffic use graphs and maps that can be zoomed-in on specific countries or phone numbers.