This Week's [in]Security - Issue 230

Posted on 29 Aug 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. SSF faqs, firewalls, Storing CVV. New breaches: Microsoft Power Apps: IndiaMart, Imavex. New Ransomware: Ragnarok shutdown, FBI alerts. Major outages: Record DDoS, TSYS, OneDrive. Follow-ups & Fall-out: T-Mobile, Poly, SubaGames, Eatigo. Privacy: WFH surveillance. Laws & Regs: Canada: Online harms. US: non-competes. CSP troll, Chinese Tech. Standards: NIST. Defense: Webinars, Webinars. Supply-chain. Vulnerabilities: Unitrends zero-day, Medical IoT, Windows 10, F5 BIG-IP, SSL VPNs, OpenSSL, SNI, Cosmos DB, Confluence, Glowworm. Cybercrime: Trends: Nation States. Crime. Other Risks: Tech-hype, Voting Systems, Fooling AI. Health, Safety & Environment: Zoom fatigue. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants; Response; Treatments; 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.