This Week's [in]Security - Issue 226

Posted on 01 Aug 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. Union Pay and PCI, New FAQ, Magecart. UI Rant. New breaches, New Ransomware: Ports. Blood Services, gangs. Follow-ups & Fall-out. Privacy: Deanonymizing, Android. Laws & Regs: Backdoors, Fines, Pegasus, Data Residency. Defense: Misinformation, Disruption, No More Ransomware, Galileo, Tools. Vulnerabilities: Top 30, Foxit, Wordpress, Trojaned AI, Schneier. Cybercrime: Trends. Nation States: Escalation, Russians, Catphishing, Crime. Other Risks: Breach cost, Users, Mobile Drivers Licenses, Bulletproof TLS, de-Polarization. Health, Safety & Environment: Overdoses, Plague, Buzzed Bees, Bears, Condo, UFO, ISS. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants; Response; 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.