A group of researchers discovered a flaw in the protocol used in telecommunications networks that could enable fraudsters to pursue at least 10 different types of 4G LTE attacks.
The information and communication technology (ICT) industry suffered the second-most attacks out of all sectors monitored by IBM X-Force in 2016.
On April 10, Sierra Tel discovered that its IoT device modems had been bricked, possibly by a vigilante trying to neutralize rogue devices.
The IoT is transforming before our eyes due to increasing regulations, growing demand for security standards and advancements in the telecom industry.
The SS7 vulnerability may have recently made headlines, but the flaw itself has actually been around for decades and is integral to the user experience.