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A teenage phone phreaker is set to go to jail after he admitted stealing £45,000 worth of phone calls. Paul Spibey, 18, dialled up the world, using a PC and "cyber-trickery known as blue-boxing", which spoofed the defrauded telcos by routing calls to Nicaragua, the London Metro reports. Spibey has yet to hear his fate at Southwark Crown Court. But the Leicestershire lad faces a "substantial risk" of imprisonment, Judge George Bathurst-Norman announced. ®

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