This Week's [in]Security - Issue 214

Posted on 09 May 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. DSS v4.0 Summary, and Secure Payment Terminal Software. New breaches: Cookies, FermiLab, Glovo, Telestra, Twillo, Peleton, … New Ransomware: Pipeline Hack, Scripps, SmileDirect, Pirate, DDoS. Follow-ups & Fall-out: Apple, Ostriches, Lawyers, Therapy, and Disputes. Privacy: Facebook, Google, and EU Cloud. Laws & Regs - Canada: C-10. US: Scraping, CryptoEx, CFAA and the Cloud, Deplatforming, Astroturfing the FTC, Fines. Standards: Healthcare, Space-cyber. Defense: Kids, Buffs, Bounty, Containers, Tools, Doxing. Vulnerabilities: DNS, Spectre. Drone v. Telsla. Cybercrime - Trends: Nation States. Crime: Defogging BitCoin. Other Risks: Password Day, Missiles, TLDs. Exploit Ban, Tabs. Health, Safety & Environment. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants. Response. Immunity. Impact. Covid Compliance. And more.

PCI Compliance and Payments

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

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.