This Week's [in]Security - Issue 241

14 Nov 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. PCI and payments: CHD Truncation rules, Holiday warnings, Costco skimmer, Contactless. New breaches: Indian Securities, Robinhood. New Ransomware: WordPress Plugin, MediaMarkt, Ronmor, Queensland. Major outages: DDoS, Citrix, Google, Follow-ups & Fall-out: ICS & OT incident costs, NL Health, SolarWinds, Maxim Health, TTC. Privacy: Microsoft, Meta/FaceBook, PrivacyRaven, Rollercoaster. Laws & Regs - Canada: 5G. US: Crypto sanctions. Hack-back, NSO suit. World: No-hack pact. Defense: Webinars, Webinars. New certifications, Playbooks, Trojan Source, ClusterFuzzLite. Vulnerabilities, Zerodays: Other Vulnerabilities: Beg Bounties, AMD, Palo Alto, AWS, Siemens, BusyBox, Patch Tuesday, Zoho. Legacy MacOS, Web Cache Poisoning, Cybercrime: Trends: FBI email takeover, Initial Access Brokers, techniques, phones, gmail, HTML smuggling. Nation States: US accused, Iran, Korea. Crime: Big ransomware crackdown, Pegasus arrest, DNA and faces. Other Risks: Shadow IT, Azure mistakes, IT/OT, QRL-jacking, Biometrics, Pets, Health, Safety & Environment. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants; Response; Immunity; 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.