SKT, 업계 최초 ‘보이스피싱 번호차단’ 서비스 오픈
SKT 고객이 아예 전화를 받거나 걸 수 없도록 차단하는 프로세스
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SKT opens the industry's first “voice phishing number blocking” service
Process to block SKT customers from receiving or making calls at all
[The story of the case/ Reporter Park Yeon-pa] = On the 24th, SK Telecom (CEO Park Jung-ho) and the Seoul Police Agency (Chief Chief Ha-yeon Jang) signed an MOU for public-private cooperation with'Voice Phishing Number Blocking Service' to prevent crime damage caused by voice phishing. Revealed.
The voice phishing number blocking service is a voice phishing number that has been reported to the police by the Seoul Police Agency, and the voice phishing number blocking system recently developed by SKT blocks the number from receiving or making calls at all. It's a process.
If anyone reports the number to the police after receiving a suspicious voice phishing call or receiving an unfamiliar text message, SKT and the police will check the voice phishing number and block the call.
SKT and the Seoul Police Agency conducted a pilot operation of a voice phishing number blocking service from February to block more than 500 suspected voice phishing numbers. SKT and the Seoul Police Agency expect that the number blocking service can prevent the increasing number of voice phishing crimes by using sophisticated techniques in recent years, and will start operating in earnest from the 25th.
Prior to this, SKT signed an MOU in April 2020 to actively respond to voice phishing in cooperation with the Financial Security Agency, the only financial security institution in Korea, and has been operating the voice phishing number blocking system in earnest from February.
The voice phishing number that SKT blocks through consultations with the Financial Security Agency is a number used to pretend to be a financial institution, install a malicious app on the victim's mobile phone, and intercept the phone connection to a financial institution to commit a crime. SKT and the Financial Security Agency are actively responding by blocking 940 calls to about 60 numbers so far.
SKT notifies spam calls and voice phishing calls in advance through the safe ring function along with the safe call and safe blocking function that automatically blocks calls with many spam or voice phishing reports on the T phone. Various activities to protect the financial safety of customers, such as providing a safe recording function that automatically records calls, are being carried out steadily.
In addition, it is responding to spam and smishing text by introducing an intelligent blocking system based on deep learning, and a multiple spam filtering system is also applied. In cooperation with the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA), data is shared to respond to spam text messages, as well as various efforts, such as operating the only voice spam blocking system among domestic mobile carriers.
“SK Telecom and Seoul Police Agency’s voice phishing number blocking process is expected to be of great effect in preventing customer voice phishing damage,” said Ki-yoon Lee, head of SK Telecom's Customer Value Innovation Office. We are doing various activities to prevent damage to customers caused by smishing text messages, and we will continue to practice ESG management that can solve social problems with the public and private sectors.”
Meanwhile, SKT urged customers to refrain from clicking links in suspicious texts, avoid phone calls from strangers asking for financial information, and update mobile vaccine programs regularly.
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