FTC Continues Their Battle Against Robocalls With Zapping Rachel Challenge at DEFCON 22

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is continuing their fight against those annoying robocalls, by sponsoring their Zapping Rachel challenge at the most recent DEFCON 22 conference. The focus of the challenge was phone honey pots (phonypots), which are used to answer calls from robocallers and try to understand their behavior. The challange awarded over $10,000 in prizes to the winners in categories of creator, attacker, and detective.

You can get more information from the FTC website at:

http://www.ftc.gov/zapping-rachel

http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2014/08/ftc-announces-winners-zapping-rachel-robocall-contest