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Looking Ahead Toward Payments Security in 2023

Welcome to the January edition of the Arcot podcast! In this podcast, James Jenkins and Matt Cooke share 2022 reflections, provide insights into what’s ahead in 2023, and discuss plans to support clients. We also review industry trends and the rapid advances in robotics and artificial intelligence together with their implications for both digital and payments security. Subscribe to our Monthly Newsletter to stay updated via email. Hope you enjoy this edition!

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Arcot 3DS Summit, Scorecards and Crypto

Welcome to the November edition of the Arcot podcast! In this podcast, James Jenkins and Matt Cooke share information on the Visa and Arcot payment frameworks, the new self-service customer journey designer, and the latest Arcot Global Scorecard. Listen in to get highlights from the recent Arcot 3DS Summit in the UK, key changes post-sunset of 3DS 1.0.2, and thoughts on the recent events in the world of crypto. Subscribe to our Monthly Newsletter to stay updated via email. Hope you enjoy this edition!

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New Billbug campaign, Prestige ransomware, and multiple arrests of alleged cyber-crime gang members

On this week’s Cyber Security Brief, Brigid O Gorman and Dick O’Brien discuss the Symantec Threat Hunter Team’s latest blog detailing a recent campaign by the Billbug espionage group, in which it targeted a certificate authority and multiple government agencies in various countries in Asia. We also discuss a new strain of ransomware called Prestige, which is being used in attacks against Ukraine, while we also take a look some recent arrests of suspects that are alleged to have been involved in major cyber crime groups - with one suspect alleged to have been involved in the JabberZeus gang arrested in Switzerland, while an alleged member of the LockBit ransomware group was apprehended in Canada.

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Exbyte exfiltration tool, Cranefly uses new tools and novel technique, and OpenSSL bug is downgraded

On this week’s Cyber Security Brief, Brigid O Gorman and Dick O’Brien discuss two recent Symantec blogs, including one detailing the new Exbyte data exfiltration tool, which is being used by at least one affiliate of the BlackByte ransomware gang. We also discuss our blog about a group called Cranefly, which is using a new dropper and malware, as well as a novel method of reading commands from legitimate IIS logs. We also discuss the OpenSSL vulnerability that caused a lot of headlines over the last week, and the ransomware losses that occurred in 2021.

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Farewell to 3-D Secure 1.0.2

Welcome to the October edition of the Arcot podcast! This month we mark the end of an era with the sunset for 3DS 1.0.2 which was fully sunset across the schemes on October 18th. As a business, we welcome this transition and the additional data elements and functionality of the new protocol. In this podcast, James Jenkins and Matt Cooke share their experience of the transition and also what lies ahead for the new phase of the protocol. Please subscribe to our monthly newsletter to stay updated via email and receive the Arcot newsletter for your regular updates on everything related to 3D Secure and the digital payments industry. Hope you enjoy this edition!

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