This Week's [in]Security - Issue 177

Posted on 23 Aug 2020.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. P2PE Key Block Deadlines. PCI Case Studies. ATM Alerts. NIST. 250M+ in New breaches: Mega breach, Social Data, Experian, Freepik, Cense AI, RMC. New Ransomware. Carnival. Facial Recognition. Privacy Shield. Windows. Google. Alexa. Cisco. SpiKey. IoT. email encryption. Zip Crypto. Zip Crypto. Supply Chains. Fake Recruiters. Spear Vishing. HTML Smuggling. 2xHurricanes. Blackouts. AI Dogfight. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Spikes & Waves. Disinformation. And more.

Note: The COVID section appears later in the article.

PCI Compliance and Payments

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

Breaches / Ransomware / 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.

COVID-19 updates.

COVID related articles. We have been following coronavirus risks since

Off-Topic / Science & Tech / Lighter Side

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