The Roaming Consulting Company (ROCCO) asks telcos to rate the suppliers of simbox detection equipment every two years.
6,000 Vodafone SIMs were activated by creating bogus fingerprints using data downloaded from India’s national biometric database.
Public warnings have recently been issued in a variety of different countries.
Increasing the speed of transmission and the number of devices connected to a network will magnify the inherent security vulnerabilities of SIM cards.
Criminals are trying to scam money by calling victims and telling them invented stories about kidnappings and accidents.
President Museveni is responding to a spate of kidnappings, but banning scratch cards will also benefit telcos by reducing fraud.
The FCC proposes a three-year plan that would tackle the motivation for inter-carrier fraud and traffic pumping.
Business email compromise schemes are not going away, as demonstrated by the number recently arrested by US federal authorities.
Whistleblowing hotlines are a good source of intelligence, but staff need to be encouraged to use them.
YouTube removed over 8mn unsafe videos during the last three months of 2017. Most were taken down before anyone saw them.