Er, how did News of the World "hack" voicemail?

Is it to do with default passcodes for voicemail? I remember realising a few years ago on vodafone that I could (hypothetically, not that I would ever actually do it) access *anyone's* voicemail unless they had specifically changed the default pin.

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Mikey1610  Jul. 8, 2011 at 16:52

Yeah I think that's it. My mate did it to me once as a prank, he changed my voicemail message and mentioned the job I did at the time basically taking the mick. I didn't know about it until one day work tried ringing me and it went through to the voicemail - when I went in I got a right **** off them and they didn't believe me when I said it had been hacked.


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