Tag: cyber crime

News and information from the Advent IM team.

Cyber-attack hits UK internet phone providers

An “unprecedented” and co-ordinated cyber-attack has struck multiple UK-based providers of voice over internet protocol (VoIP) services, according to an industry body. Industry body Comms Council UK said several of its members had been targeted by distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in recent weeks. “An overall threat has been made to the entire industry,” […]

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Mysterious hacking group is quietly breaking into global telecommunications networks, research finds

The group has been attempting to hack the global telecommunications sector using an in-depth knowledge of the architecture of the network and custom hacking tools. A mysterious group of hackers has been quietly breaking into the computer networks of telecommunications companies on a global scale, according to new security research. Buried deep inside mobile infrastructure […]

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Why phone scams are so difficult to tackle

Many of us now refuse to answer telephone calls from an unknown number, for fear that it could be a scam. A recent report suggests that we are right to be cautious. In the 12 months to March 2021, phone call and text message fraud across England, Wales and Northern Ireland was up 83% from […]

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