This Week's [in]Security - Issue 225

Posted on 25 Jul 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. Card Production, Data Removal, Digesting PCI, Issuers. Fingerprint cards. New breaches: Saudi Aramco, Mexican voters, S3 service provider bucket, Denials and False breaches. New Ransomware: trains, suppliers, Major outages: Akamai. Follow-ups & Fall-out: Named and Shamed, Insurance restrictions, Audi, Kaseya, Privacy: Data brokers. Laws & Regs: Right to be Forgotten. Pipelines, Right-to-repair, Web-scraping. India's platforms, EU Crypto. Cybersecurity Career Awareness, AES Review, Lightweight Crypto Final, NIST. Defense: Backups, browsers, trackers, Tools, Russia's Firewall. Vulnerabilities: Print Drivers, SeriousSAM/HiveNightmare, PetitPotam, Linux "Sequoia", Telegram. Cybercrime: Pegasus Spyware, Trends: NPM Password Thief, MosaicLoader, Discord, Nation States: China, Crime. Homoglyphs, DNA, Swatter, Twitter, flattened-miners, ID Theft Scumbags. Other Risks: AI, Disinformation for Hire, Cloud ICS, Expired Domains, MLB Sign stealing. Health, Safety & Environment. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants; Response; Treatments; Immunity; Covid Ugly; 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.

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.