Dormitory strengthens security after hacked phonelines
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Dormitory strengthens security after hacked phonelines
  • Pak Gee-na
  • 승인 2017.03.27 21:13
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The school is to strengthen its dormitory security after students received several inappropriate phone calls from an anonymous caller in the dormitory on March 8.
Around 2 a.m. on March 8, several students living in building 201 to 304 of E-house, the newly built dormitory, received anonymous inappropriate phone calls through the extension phone placed inside each room. The caller blurted out obscenities to students and hung up. Despite students’ attempts to redial the caller, he could not be found or identified. 
Twenty minutes later, one student reported the incident to the police. Due to the possibility of illegal trespassing, police officers searched throughout the dormitory rooms and the rooftop, and reviewed CCTVs. However, no trace of an intruder was found. 
The same day, at 11 a.m, the Administration Office posted announcements on all dormitory boards and the anonymous notice board of the Everytime mobile application. They provided an outline of the incident, answers to students’ continuous inquiries regarding the dormitory security system and the promise of sharing further information on the school’s response regarding the situation.
The announcement stated that extension phones inside the dormitory rooms are not able to recieve calls from phones outside the dormitory, nor do they have the function to trace the caller. 
Also, in their final comments, the Administration Office noted how seriously they are taking the matter and how they are trying their best to maintain and strengthen the security of the dormitory.
In the afternoon of March 9, Administration Office posted a second announcement of the intensified security of extension phone calls from outside.
“Although it is a sensitive issue, and the specifics of the strengthening process is difficult to convey, security reinforcement was completed on 9 p.m. of March 8,” said Lee Lim-kyoung, the assistant manager of dormitory. “Under the current system, If you dial the extension phones inside the dormitory from an outer source, it automatically replies ‘The number you have called could not be reached. Please check the number and try again.’”
The school dormitory is currently conducting a thorough discussion with related departments for a solution to prevent the recurrence of such an incident.

 


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