Toll fraud is not new. Toll fraud has existed in some form, more or less, since telecom providers have charged customers for placing calls. But, just as technology and the computer / Internet revolution have streamlined productivity and helped people to work more efficiently, it provides the same benefits to cyber criminals.
The convergence of voice and data that comes with VoIP and unified communications deployments means that voice networks are now accessible- and exploitable- via many of the same vectors traditionally reserved for attacks on data. Attacks can be automated, they can be executed faster, and they can do more damage in less time thanks to the processing power and bandwidth available to work with. Read The 9 Deadly Security Gaps: Protecting Against the Rising Risk of Toll Fraud to learn more about the threats and how you can defend your VoIP / UC network from attack.