This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 144

Posted on 07 Jan 2020.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. This week: New Magecart tricks, Gas Pump skimmers rush to beat liability shift upgrades, ransomware shutters company, breached medical imaging system, Starbucks leaks API keys, Facebook health, Google drops insecure Xiaomi cameras, CCPA live, NY's SHEILD Act, Credential Stuffing, Suing cybercriminals, Iran hacks back, TikTok ban, absurd 11 calls, defamation settlements, various year-end reviews. 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, PCI, Card Brands, Payments, Payment Malware and Fraud.

Breaches / Leaks

Covering breaches, leaks, data exposures, ransomware (as potential breach), 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.