This Week's [in]Security - Issue 234

Posted on 26 Sep 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. PCI and payments: Remote assessments, magecart. New breaches: Thai visitors, Event Builder, Exchange. New Ransomware: Alert, Exabyte. Major outages:, Trello. Follow-ups & Fall-out: Revil FBI Sting & backdoor cheat, Epik. Privacy: Amazon, Ant, creepy? QR, ewwww! Laws & Regs: Canada: US: Infrastructure, Facebook, Warrants. World: China bans crypto, Huawei, USB-C. Standards: CISA IPv6, NIST drafts. Defense: SSNs, AppSec, Quad, Ransomware action, Medical IoT, passwordless, tools, Cyber-insurance, Autodiscover, Bug bounties. Vulnerabilities, Zerodays: record zerodays, IoT, IoS, MacOS. Chrome. Other Vulnerabilities: OWASP update, API credentials, Ryzen, hack a mainframe demo, OpenOffice, Cisco, smartphones, Nagios, VMware. SonicWall, Routers, ROT13-NG. Cybercrime: Trends: Nation States. Crime: Mafia, DeFi, undone. Other Risks: Quantum Risk, Health, Safety & Environment. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants; Response; Immunity; Impact; Covid Ugly; 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.