mdk.Update #8/22: Weekly insights from Telecoms, payment, security, eCommerce & online fraud

In this week’s market update, we have curated the following articles for you.

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Online security and fraud prevention

Vorsicht, Spam und Abzocke! Bei diesen Telefonnummern sollten Sie aktuell nicht abheben

Von einer unbekannten Nummer angerufen zu werden, ist keine Seltenheit. In vielen Fällen stecken Werbe- oder andere Spam-Anrufe dahinter. Wir zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie innerhalb weniger Sekunden checken, ob der Anruf seriös ist oder nicht.

https://www.chip.de/news/Vorsicht-Spam-und-Abzocke-Bei-diesen-Telefonnummern-sollten-Sie-aktuell-nicht-abheben_184116106.html

You want to learn more about our support for MNO to identify fraud in DCB? Check out our use case here: https://mdk.digital/case-study/market-observation/

Magecart Attackers Compromised 500 E-Commerce Sites Through Vulnerable Plugin and Planted Credit Card Skimmer and Backdoors

Sansec researchers discovered a Magecart campaign affecting over 500 e-commerce sites, with most stores infected in a day. The campaign targeted online stores running Magento CMS outdated versions with a vulnerable plugin.

https://www.cpomagazine.com/cyber-security/magecart-attackers-compromised-500-e-commerce-sites-through-vulnerable-plugin-and-planted-credit-card-skimmer-and-backdoors/

Innovation and “out of the box” thinking

Digital payment technology empowering next-gen consumers worldwide

Present-day fintech and digital payment solutions are at the forefront of empowering consumers. Gone are the days of having to stand in line waiting for a bank teller. With growing fintech and digital payment platforms, consumers have a wide array of financial services available at their fingertips — at anytime, and from anywhere.

https://www.itworldcanada.com/blog/digital-payment-technology-empowering-next-gen-consumers-worldwide/472574

Use cases

Europaweitem Bezahlsystem EPI droht das Aus

Der Bankeninitiative EPI zum Aufbau eines einheitlichen europaweiten Bezahlsystems droht das Aus. Mit der endgültigen Absage der DZ Bank und damit der Volks- und Raiffeisenbanken setzt sich der Exodus der deutschen Unterstützer des seit 2020 betriebenen Prestigeprojekts fort.

https://www.handelsblatt.com/dpa/wirtschaft-handel-und-finanzen-europaweitem-bezahlsystem-epi-droht-das-aus/28096286.html?ticket=ST-979074-IoIURfe2A1Iy7jM7BPDI-ap2

Market outlook and development

Klaus Müller wird Präsident der Bundesnetzagentur

Jochen Homann verlässt die Spitze der Bundesnetzagentur. Nachfolger Klaus Müller kommt von der Verbraucherzentrale und soll sich besonders um die Energiewende kümmern.

https://www.zeit.de/politik/deutschland/2022-02/bundesnetzagentur-klaus-mueller-praesident-behoerde?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

How “dig once” can democratize digital connectivity
  • Reliable access to digital services should not be viewed as a privilege, but a necessity for social and economic well-being.
  • Boosting digital connectivity requires governments, citizens, utilities and internet service providers to collaborate on a “dig once” policy.
  • The G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance has convened workshops with 17 cities worldwide to investigate pain points and gaps in the World Economic Forum’s Dig Once policy.

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted a persistent digital divide and showed its many consequences. As the world locked down, half the population lacked internet service. People were unable to locate COVID-19 testing sites or other critical resources, monitor the local state of the pandemic, purchase many necessities, or even check in with family.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/02/how-dig-once-policies-can-democratize-digitial-connectivity/

Events and talks

Industry City to Showcase Vertical Market Innovation at MWC22 Barcelona

Barcelona: The GSMA has announced a new exhibit for MWC22 Barcelona, Industry City, an immersive exhibition that brings the event theme, ‘Connectivity Unleashed’, to life. Mobile connectivity is creating a better future, and Industry City highlights how the FinTech, manufacturing and, smart mobility industries are creating a seamless connection between the digital and real worlds. “We are on a journey to digital everything, and it will take boundary-pushing experts from all sectors, not just telecoms, to help us get there. 

https://www.telecomtv.com/content/digital-platforms-services/industry-city-to-showcase-vertical-market-innovation-at-mwc22-barcelona-43648/

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