This Week's [in]Security - Issue 202

14 Feb 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. PCI HSM Update RFC. Vampire Skimmer. New breaches: New Ransomware. Encryption and Breaches. SolarWinds. NIST. Zero Days. Defender. Drivers. TCP Stacks. SAP. SonicWall. WordPress. SuperMicro. Trends. Water Plant Hack. Nation States. Supply-Chain Attack. Arrests, etc. SIM Swappers. AI Manipulators. Ambivalence. Health, Safety & Environment. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Spikes, Waves, & reinfections. New Variants. Immunity, Vaccines, and Vaccination. The Good, Bad, and Ugly (Behaviour). 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, Platforms, Standards, and Public Policy

News about laws, regulations, platform rules, 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.