Commsrisk Top Ten for March 2022

There was a rise in the number of people visiting Commsrisk during March, though sadly the charts were dominated by stories about war and corruption. At least it was comforting to see how some quarters of the telecoms industry chose to respond. Many people circulated and responded to Colin Yates’ offer to share free fraud intelligence about premium numbers in Ukraine after a wide range of telcos waived charges for calling the country.

  1. Russian Army Using Simboxes on Ukrainian Networks
  2. Nigeria’s 10-Year National RA Contract Given to Politician Who Introduced the Telecoms Tax Law
  3. A New Chapter in the Ericsson Bribery Scandal
  4. Free IRSF Fraud Intelligence for Telcos Helping Ukraine
  5. Telcos Worldwide Give Free Service to Ukraine
  6. UK Regulator Delays STIR/SHAKEN Decision; Pretends to Launch an Anti-Scam ‘Crackdown’
  7. Why Do Security Managers Lie to Get Entry to a Free Conference?
  8. The Teflon Dons of Telecoms
  9. The Hacker Who Stole a Telco’s Most Valuable Personal Data Without Using a Computer
  10. Why No Sanctions for EU Satellites Spreading Putin’s War Propaganda?
Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.