SWATing with VOIP

While as technologists we love VoIP and recognize real benefits, we must also remember that VoIP is subject to attacks in ways that POTS/PSTN never was. such as malware, dependence on electricity, and hacking, as this story on SWATing reveals. A friend of mine and a VoIP vendor argues correctly this was all possible with the traditional solutions, but the fact is it is now much easier.