UM Labs

It may be a new year, but the only new year resolution made by fraudsters attacking IP based phone systems is to continue as before.

Fraud attacks are a growing problem, all IP phone system with external connections are at risk. A successful attack can result in a phone bill exceeding £100,000.

Unicus™ in combination with SNITCH protects against call fraud by combining layered security controls with a real-time fraud database. In 5 days at the start of 2020, a Unicus system running in the Cloud detected and blocked over 13,000 attacks targetted at the UM Labs phone system, an average of over 2,500 attacks a day. These attacks originated from IP addresses in 13 different countries ranging from Guatemala to the Philippines. The Netherlands claimed the top ranking followed by Russia with the next 3 countries barely registering on the graph.