LATRO Claims New Tech For Simbox Detection

Bypass fraud using simboxes has received a lot of coverage recently, so I was intrigued to learn that LATRO, fraud detection specialists, claim to possess a new technology that will identify simboxes as soon as they connect to the network. In an interview with Dan Baker for Black Swan, LATRO CEO Lex Wilkinson said the following:

… we developed a technology that allows us to flag what we call the Protocol Signatures of SIM box devices vs. the devices a normal mobile subscriber uses.

… the information we are processing and analyzing is based on signaling data that is not available in CDRs.

Inevitably the technical details were not shared, but I would like to learn more about how this technology works, and I suspect there are plenty of victims of simbox fraud who will feel the same way.

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
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