This Week's [in]Security - Issue 204

Posted on 28 Feb 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. PCI Updates: DSSv4. SLC. FAQ. Visa 8-Digit BIN Mandate. Skimmers. New breaches: VPNs. Zee5. T-Mobile. Bombardier. Gab. New Ransomware. Contact Tracing. Surveillance Capitalism. Clubhouse. LastPass Trackers. SolarWinds. Facebook. NIST. Crackpot Crypto. ETERNALBLUE. Alexa. Dependency Confusion. GPS. Trends. VMWare. Nation States. Crime. Foreign Platforms. Health, Safety & Environment. 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, 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.