GSMA ‘May Be Hacked’

Wanting to see what the GSM Association has been up to recently, I thought I would casually check out their website. Like many people would, I googled ‘GSMA’ because that is even quicker that typing their URL. The results are pictured above. Google thinks the GSMA’s website may have been hacked!

Google’s advice is not very reassuring:

You’ll see the message “This site may be hacked” when we believe a website may have been hacked. The hacker may have changed some of the existing pages on the site, or added new spam pages. If you visit the site, you may be redirected to spam or malware.

We recommend that you don’t visit the website until this message disappears from the search result.

The GSMA does plenty of work to counter fraud and improve security, so this will be a tad embarrassing for them. Maybe we can excuse the GSMA because they concentrate on mobile networks, not the internet…


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.