This Week's [in]Security - Issue 200

31 Jan 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. SIGS. FAQ. New breaches: 220M, GOAT Breach? UScellular. EU. Mensa. New Ransomware. SkipTheDishes. Remote Proctoring. Facebook Oversight Board. catfishing. Credential Stuffing Liability. Crypto-wars. NIST&ISO. Pwn2Own. BlastDoor. Sudo. Flash Reflux?? Libgcrypt. WordPress Popup Builder. TikTok. Fuji HMI. ADT. Deepfakes. PrusaSlicer. NAT Slipstreaming. Trends. Ghost Accounts. Realtime Phishing. SolarWinds. Nation States. Arrests, etc. Netwalker. Disrupting Emotet. Influence Operations. Twice Victimized. Big Data. Bulletproof TLS. Health, Safety & Environment. GameStop. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Spikes, Waves, & reinfections. New Variants. Impact. Immunity, Vaccines, and Vaccination. And more.

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, and Public Policy

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, alerts, 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.