AdaptiveMobile Security has witnessed an increase in spam that exploits anxiety about the novel coronavirus. These attacks fall into three categories.
Authorities are taking action following a 50% rise in phone impersonation frauds.
A gang working in Spain stole EUR3mn from its victims, whilst a Romanian gang took EUR500,000 from Austrian bank accounts.
International revenue share fraud (IRSF) is spread far more widely than before, says data from fraud expert Colin Yates.
The new wangiri blockchain builds on the success of the pilot by incorporating additional features requested by telcos.
Philippine internet gaming firms that target Chinese players have been blamed for illegal immigration and phone frauds.
Fraudsters in Gurgaon, India, were raided by police after British hacker Jim Browning published recordings of their crimes.
The numbers were used by English-speaking fraudsters wanting to obtain remote access to their victims’ computers.
The Arab telco group has bought Help AG, a security consultancy founded in Germany but which established offices in the Middle East during 2004.
The recent wangiri attack upon Kenyans emphasizes the need for global cooperation to prevent wangiri fraud.