This Week's [in]Security - Issue 223

Posted on 11 Jul 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. Major incidents: Kaseya/REvil! New breaches: Morgan Stanley, CAN, Marsh McLennan, Mint Mobile, The GOP. New Ransomware: Iran. Follow-ups & Fall-out: Probes, Dumps, New fines, Settlements. Privacy: Alexa, Job Applications, SPAM. Laws & Regs - Canada: C-10, cyberlaw series. US: Right-to-repair. The world: EU Surveillance, China Privacy, Twitter liability, Legal Theater? Standards: NIST, FIDO. Defense: Webinars, 2020 attack methods, Internal threats, DoH-eh, database auditing. Vulnerabilities: PrintNightmare, Kaspersky Passwords, Sage X3, Quantum KD. Trends, Nation States, Crime, Other Risks: Chime Banking App, Windows 11. Health, Safety & Environment: Surfside, Heatdome. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants, Response, Immunity, Learned, Impact, 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.