Hacker blocked - TNZI's outsource partnership with Bluesky Cook Islands proves its worth Monday 11 February 2019 @ 15:19

TNZI blocks toll fraud hacker in the Cook Islands

In 2018 TNZI and Bluesky Cook islands entered into a partnership where TNZI acts as the exclusive gateway for international voice in and out of the Cook Islands providing 24*7 monitoring of all voice traffic.

In the early hours of Saturday 26th January, TNZI detected and alerted on an attempted hack on the Bluesky Cook Islands network with the hackers attempting to generate calls to Sierra Leone. The hacking attempt was shut down within an hour avoiding large losses. TNZI has seen similar incidents in the past which have cost a Retail Operator tens of thousands a day. We are pleased to be able to work closely with our partners to better manage the growing risk of telecoms fraud.

TNZI is also the exclusive voice gateway for Spark NZ, Telecom Niue, Norfolk Telecom and TeleTok Tokelau.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss our fraud alerting capability further.