CovertSwarm assists BBC with telephone ‘number spoofing’ investigation

Updated: Oct 20



CovertSwarm is modernising the penetration testing, red teaming, and bug bounty industries with its challenger ‘Constant Cyber Attack’ service. Today, they announce their recent collaboration with the BBC on a telephone number spoofing investigation for their show ‘Rip Off Britain.’


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11th October 2021 – London, UK – CovertSwarm, a provider of Constant Cyber Attack services that close the Cyber Risk Gap resulting from traditional offensive security approaches was today featured on th


e BBC’s “Rip Off Britain” which aired at 09:15 UK Time on BBC One.


The BBC approached CovertSwarm to assist with their investigations into the rise of Caller ID spoofing (aka ‘Number Spoofing’). CovertSwarm’s ethical hackers demonstrated the attack process and provided wider guidance as to how businesses and consumers can help protect themselves against this threat.


Anders Reeves, CEO and Founder of CovertSwarm, commented “Number spoofing – and the fraudulent activities that ensue - continues to be a significant threat not only to consumers but also to businesses. Many are still unaware of this attack vector and continue to trust the number they are being called from. It’s been a pleasure to work with the BBC on this piece and to help raise awareness of this threat for the nation.”


The episode is available on the BBC iPlayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0010l38/rip-off-britain-series-13-episode-16


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The team at CovertSwarm is driven by a single objective – to constantly compromise the security of its clients through the deep detection of blind spots within their cyber defences and technology stacks before real threat actors can exploit them.



Our continuous client-focused cyber intelligence gathering, simulated attack, clear vulnerability reporting, live ethical hacker interaction capability and follow-up education services challenge the status quo of a cyber market in need of modernisation.

Organisations seeking higher degrees of cyber assurance and security confidence than those offered by simple ‘snapshot’ penetration testing and red team engagements are increasingly partnering with us. They agree that ‘point in time’ testing is no longer enough to secure their organisations, and it is through this shared ethos that CovertSwarm challenges everything that has so far been ‘standard’ in today’s cyber vendor market.