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REvil Group behind Hong-Kong marketing firm ransomware attack.

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Fimmick is a well-established Hong Kong marketing firm with office locations across China, they represent big clients such as McDonalds, Coca-Cola, and Shel. This firm has been the latest target by the known Russian ransomware organization which goes by the name of REvil.

2021: Record-Breaking Hacking Attacks

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A company’s worst nightmare consists of potential malicious threats and breaches to its customer database. Zero-day hacking attacks are done by outside parties by discovering and exploiting vulnerable software malfunction of which a vendor and his development team may not be aware.

PCI DSS Mobile Payment

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PCI DSS has announced that it will be improving its security standards concerning payments done through mobile devices. Currently, there are two separate standards mandates, the first being software-based and working around PINprotection (SPoC)

Basic steps for thorough protection

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Within the last two years, we have seen many storefronts migrate to a full eCommerce business, as well as other business types are required to provide online payment methods for their customer’s convenience and accommodation due to covid-19 restrictions. These companies that are now collecting customers’ personal information, along with payment information either over the phone or online are exposed to new potential breaches and threats due to the additional collection method.

HostedPCI Delayed BIN feature

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By now everyone is adapting to the new 3DS 2.0 and MIT framework mandate which was introduced back in 2019. However, for some merchants, the 3DS 2.0 transaction flow continues to present challenges to their business processes. The most common concern we have received regarding the 3DS process is related to the BIN, while the roadblock may be different from Merchant to Merchant the underlying issue is the same and relates to the 3DS’ need to collect the BIN on the front end before Merchants have had a chance to analyze it.

Target Release Date set

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The PCI council has been working hard to update and deliver a new version of the PCI DSS standard. Currently, the target date for the PCI DSS v4.0 release is estimated to be March 2022. This revision will be requesting for industry professionals to review and provide feedback about the draft before the final version is released in March.

8 Digit BIN implementation

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The PCI Software-Based PIN Entry on COTS (SPoC) Standard provides requirements for developing secure solutions that enable EMV contact and contactless transactions with PIN entry on the merchant’s consumer device using a secure PIN entry application in combination with a Secure Card Reader for PIN (SCRP).

Accepting Payments over the Phone is PCI Concern.

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PCI Compliance mandate works to protect Merchants and consumers from fraudulent activity that could occur during the payment process. Most businesses are familiar with PCI Compliance regarding online payment collection but may not be aware of PCI Compliance when processing payments over the phone. Whether your business is operating a singular phone line or multiple lines at once, it is important to familiarize yourself with the risks associated with accepting sensitive payment information during a phone call.

3D Secure 2.0 Exemptions

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The 3D-Secure 2.0 process has been on every merchant’s mind lately as the deadline for compliance is fast approaching. While the general protocols regarding 3D Secure 2.0 are fairly straightforward there is some confusion regarding the exemptions which have been released along with the 3D-Secure mandate. There are three main categories for requesting an exemption to the Secure Customer Authentication (SCA) flow.

How can 3DS 2.0 Help your Business

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Back in 2018, Europe announced changes that would be coming to the e-commerce, card-not-present payment space. This change was referred to as Secure Customer Authentication (SCA) which described a multi-factor authentication process for all customer-initiated transactions that took place online. As this mandate developed we began to see a new 3D Secure process evolve in order to fill this new protocol.