This Week's [in]Security - Issue 243

28 Nov 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. PCI and payments: magecart, old school jackpot, processors, transit. Big-Hacks: 1M GoDaddy WordPress sites including SSL keys and credentials. New breaches: PNB, Millennium Bank, UHC, lessons learned. New Ransomware: Conti counterhack, IKEA, Vesta Turbines. Privacy: android settings. Laws & Regs - Canada: Misinformation vs. Freedom of Expression, Wills & social media. US: export ban, CISOs, federal privacy, Cryptocurrency, Apple vs. NSO. World: Israel Spy tech ban, UK default passwords, Aus limits anonymity. Standards: NIST Drafts, ICS/IOT defense. Defense: Webinars, Webinars. Cyber labeling, Metrics, Fake Apps, Trust Chains. Vulnerabilities, Zerodays: Windows Installer, Windows 10, Exchange. Other Vulnerabilities: Magento, BGP-IRR, Bad passwords, fingerprint bypass, medical devices, ICS Wi-Fi, passwordless Wi-Fi, open VPN, Virtual Box, Printjacking. Cybercrime: Trends, Infrastructure, Biomanufacturing, phone scams, CronRAT, email reply hijacking, JSWinRAT, Media-Tek DSP. Nation States: Crime: Interpol, Ukraine, holiday scams, and Ontario COVID arrest, flash mobs, RentAHitman? Other Risks: Facebook/Meta, unreal-estate, The Great Firewall, due diligence, quantum computing, Clearview AI, shipping, terminology, who me? Health, Safety & Environment. twindemic, plague, human error, exploding turkeys, insurance. flooding, Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants; Omicron; Response; Treatments; Immunity; Learned; 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.