Andy Gent, CEO of Revector, highlights the security threats posed by the illicit use of mobile phones in prisons, and explains how new technologies should be embraced to counteract their use. The use of illicit mobile phones has been a longstanding problem within UK prisons, with...

Revector has launched a covert detection device that enables airports to gather new intelligence on potential security risks in the fight to protect passengers, visitors and staff from criminal and illicit activity. Revector, which has more than ten years’ experience in telecoms anti-fraud technology, has created a...

New figures from the Ministry of Justice show a rising number of contraband mobile phones being found in prisons in England and Wales, with 11,792 handsets seized from 2019 to 2020 – up 3 per cent on the year before. They are valuable commodities in...

Figures from UK Finance – a trade association representing the UK finance and banking industry – revealed more than 19,000 people were targeted by Authorised Push Payment (APP) scams in the first half of 2017. The fraud has cost customers more than £100 million, with an...

More than a million people have been tricked into downloading a fraudulent version of WhatsApp. Titled “Update WhatsApp Messenger”, the app appeared completely genuine. Instead it flooded users with ads and persuaded them to install other programs. User-enabled App fraud cases are growing because they are increasingly simple...

Irish mobile users are experiencing an increase in Wangiri fraud. Mobile users will miss a call and when they return it accrue a large phone bill. In April, New Zealand had a similar wave of Wangiri fraud, originating from Poland and Chad. Mobile providers and police...

More than 40% of European consumers use mobile banking on their smartphones. While apps such as mobile banking and payments have helped simplify personal finance management, they also require a user’s personal information. Most banking apps have software that verifies a user’s identity when they log...

On September 7th 2017, Equifax – a consumer credit reporting agency – announced it had been hacked. 143 million American citizens had their data exposed, and 400,000 people in the UK were at risk of a similar fate. Public data Following the cyber-attack, Equifax revealed a file...

The internet contributes 10 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP). When devices break or slow down, users are often desperate to get computer issues fixed as quickly as possible. This urgency is leaving people vulnerable to a new wave of tech support scammers. An estimated 3.3...