In today’s advanced, digital world, cyber security has become a top-of-mind concern for business leaders across virtually every industry. It’s understandable why; due to the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT)—industry pundits predict that the IoT will consist of over 34 billion connected devices by 2020—the number of cyber security threats are greater than ever, and they’re only growing more innovative in nature.
As Halloween season is far behind us, we don't mean to scare you. But we do mean to keep you on your toes and aware as possible. So beware--VoIP networks are vulnerable to many forms of common network attacks and devices that support these infrastructures are also vulnerable to similar issues. So go ahead and grab someone you feel safe with and turn on all the lights; this can get scary as we present to you the 6 most common ways to suffer a VoIP attack.
Surely you've heard of (and hopefully never personally experienced) fraud — essentially any dishonest action that results in gain for the perpetrator. Common forms include credit card fraud and telemarketing fraud, but did you know that VoIP fraud is an issue, as well? Let's take a look at what VoIP fraud is and how it's typically performed.
The Definition: VoIP fraud falls under same category as any other type of fraud. It is defined as the unauthorized use of paid communication services charged to someone who isn't expecting it, whether that be the service provider or the customer.
Staying safe is important in all aspects of life, and VoIP is no exception. We've written about VoIP fraud and what a headache it can be, and ideally, you'll never have to experience it. To maintain a strong defense against those who would use your services for malicious purposes, let's go over a few ways to stay safe with VoIP.