Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin blamed the US mobile operator for enabling a scam that targeted his social media followers.
Gustavo Borges and Sami Benakouche of Brazilian regulator Anatel explained the country’s radical plan for reducing unwanted calls.
Hundreds of other alleged scammers of Chinese nationality were also arrested in separate operations in Myanmar and Laos.
The One Consortium has been endorsed by key industry players but discussions with regulators will start in advance of its foundation.
Regular readers of Commsrisk will be aware of the dispiriting trend in nuisance calls received in the USA, and the refusal of anyone responsible to admit the situation keeps getting worse.
A downward spiral can occur when telemarketers make an increasing number of calls to ordinary people who no longer want to pick up.
Are we building too much upon the insecure foundations of our networks? Failures can occur by both accident and design.
PR exec Michael Terpin unsuccessfully sued AT&T for USD224mn after SIM swappers raided his cryptocurrency wallets, but was able to use his business skills to track down the culprits.
Vodafone receives an especially large number of data protection fines from Spain’s Agencia Española de Protección de Datos.
Older Commsrisk articles attracted unusual amounts of traffic during August. This resulted in the third-highest number of monthly visitors since the website’s inception.