Tuesday, September 27, 2016

SIM Card Fraud in The Gambia

The Gambia - West Africa, has been subject to recent cyber-criminal activity, often through telecommunication cyber fraud, to which, every year a foreign national is publicly arrested and convicted for criminal fraud.  This has raised regional suspicion and it is believed has placed other countries in West Africa at risk of future cyber related crimes. The Gambia’s largest wireless carriers are facing the regular threat of the pirating of their networks and customer’s accounts using their own SIM cards in circulation with their subscribers.  This information is being supplied for your situational awareness. 

Publication date:                    26 September 2016

Handling requirements:          Traffic light protocol (TLP) GREEN

Attribution/Threat Actors:      Foreign nationals/alleged collaborators in The Gambia

Actor Type:                             Adversary capabilities have been assessed as Tier II* 

Potential Targets:                    The Gambia and West Africa

Past Reporting:                        Red Sky Alliance: DOC-4296

*Practitioners with a greater depth of experience, with the ability to develop their own tools (from publicly known vulnerabilities). 

The full attribution report has been published in its entirety in the Red Sky Alliance portal.  For more information please contact the lab directly at 844-4-WAPACK, 603-606-1246, or feedback@wapacklabs.com.

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