Commsrisk Top Ten for May 2023

The number of visitors to Commsrisk during May was the fifth-highest total for any calendar month in the website’s 16-year history. This was a surprise because there was no single day and no single article which attracted an especially large number of visitors.

The audience graphs for May exhibited an archetypal pattern where the number of visitors would dip during the weekend, jump upwards on Mondays, and then remain at that plateau for the duration of the working week. The larger-than-average total audience hence reflects the consistency with which each daily audience was above the norms for that day of the week. I take this to be further confirmation that Commsrisk is consistently growing its audience by turning new visitors into regular readers.

The following rundown is ordered by the number of unique pageviews.

  1. Malaysian Banks Stop Using SMS for Two Factor Authentication
  2. Is India Really Cracking Down on Phone Scams?
  3. Are Big US Robocall Analytics Firms Wrongly Labeling Legitimate Calls as Spam?
  4. Infobip and Sinch Failed to Stop Thousands of SMS Scam Messages, Says Aussie Regulator
  5. Malaysian Telcos Block All SMS Texts Containing URLs
  6. UK STIR/SHAKEN Consultation Begins
  7. Thirteen Years in Prison for Head of London Phone Spoofing Fraud Outfit
  8. Subex Announces New CEO
  9. Six Takeaways from ENISA’s eSIM Security Guide
  10. Simbox Bypass Finally Made Illegal by UK Supreme Court Ruling
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.