18 million fraudulent SMS messages were blocked during the first full month the firewall was operational.
Cathal Mc Daid, CTO of AdaptiveMobile Security, told Commsrisk about a multiplication of risk as 5G networks interface with SMS systems designed for 2G, 3G and 4G.
A new law from Deputy Prime Minister Petra De Sutter is focused on improving communications services for consumers.
Crooks are selling software that automates social engineering. Bots call targets and ask for one-time passwords that are used to take control of bank, cryptocurrency and PayPal accounts.
A stock exchange filing revealed hackers gained access to the Electronic Data Transfer service that Syniverse provides to 235 telcos and other businesses.
A researcher tested various phones and found some sent messages that cost money whilst others signed users up for online services.
New York prosecutors claim Eugeni ‘Zhenya’ Tsvetnenko took the largest share of profits from a premium SMS auto-enrolling scam.
A brief recap of the scale of fraud and abuse involving SMS messages, what mitigations are available, and challenges to overcome.
Daniel McTague, CTO at Cellusys, makes a persuasive argument for protecting customers by only presenting them with hyperlinks in SMS messages if the URL is known to be safe.
The Cellusys-Kaleido signaling security survey contains many other statistics that will trouble risk managers and ordinary phone users.