AT&T Drops Toll Fraud Suit Against Business User

This is the first I heard of this, but apparently, a small manufacturing business had some $900,000 (thats right, almost 1 million dollars!!!) of toll fraud back in 2009. AT&T apparently sued the business when they would not pay the bill. AT&T recently dropped the suit, but the business owner is still maintaining his countersuit for legal fees he incurred in fighting the original suite.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gNffIqyJCE8QRyECEz0_sDXBT5rA?docId=6582dd7b345d4f38bf0bec4c7271beae

Interesting of course because it is yet another toll fraud case. I would guess an attacker placed a dialer in the business to generate calls to toll numbers in Somolia. I can't imagine the attacker sold service and there were than many users who would make individual calls and/or that the business owner wouldn't have seen this over time.

Also interesting to watch the give and take between a service provider and business/enterprise, when this sort of attack occurs.