This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 118

Posted on 02 Jul 2019.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. This week: Major update on PCI SSF and SLC standards, Magecart, POS malware, ATM shimmers, 300M EA Games breach, Attunity AWS breach, Desjardins insider breach, cloud breaches at PCM, Fujitsu, Tata, NTT Data, Dimension Data, CSC and DXC, 10 years breached Equifax CIO jailed, everyone's spying: NSA, MySpace, and Spanish Scoer League, ballot security, NIST IoT, NTS (Secure Time), DoH, Huawei full of holes, NASA Pi hack, 10 years vulnerable, multiple nation-state hacks, more ransomware, multiple crypto-currency frauds and hacks, USB-sniffing dogs, Perception gaps, Boeing's terrible week, logic puzzles, the world's largest human Maple Leaf, and more.

Now here's this week’s selection of news, opinions, and research. Quickly skim annotated links organized by topic: compliance and payment security, breaches, regulation, bugs, privacy, hacking/malware, other security & risk, and more. We hope you enjoy and find them useful.

PCI Compliance and Payments

News and announcements relating to Payment Security, Payments, PCI, and Card Brands.

Breaches / Leaks

Covering breaches, leaks, data exposures, and their fallout.


Articles about privacy related news, risks, and trends.

Laws & Regulations / Standards

News about laws, regulations, and standards affecting security, privacy,  technology, and public interest.

Defense / Techniques / Solutions

Covering developments and opportunities that may help improve security.

Bugs / Design Flaws / Vulnerabilities / Research

Articles about newly discovered vulnerabilities and research.

Hacking / Malware / Cybercrime / Exploitation

News covering active trends and events.

Other Security / Risk

Articles covering other types of risks.

Off-Topic / Science & Tech / Lighter Side

A variety of scientific, technical, historical, and more light-hearted news.