This Week's [in]Security - Issue 246

19 Dec 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. PCI and payments: PCI updates: FAQ, HSM. Magecart, Sportsgear, ATMs, PAX. Supply-Chain Backdoors: Log4J/Log4shell continues! Underfunding! New breaches: Scraping, Finite Recruitment, ProTemps, GumTree. New Ransomware: Kronos, Virginia, logistics, medical. Major outages: AWS. Follow-ups & Fall-out: schools, delays, Desjardins settles. Privacy: Staying signed in. Laws & Regs - Canada: Repair, Harms. US: Data Protection, National Security, Chinese Tech, Takedowns. World: trade disputes, Japan, UK, EU. Standards: NIST drafts. Defense: Webinars, bans, Bug bounties, Internet Hall-of-Fame. Vulnerabilities, Zerodays. Other Vulnerabilities: chips, Ubuntu, Dell, Firefox, Adobe, Apple, Chrome, and MS. ECDSA keys. Cybercrime: Trends, log-ins, Contact Forms, Anubis, Seedworm. Nation States. NSO, Huawei, Nobelium. Crime & Enforcement. Obit pirates, Arrests, Assassins. Other Risks: Data life cycles, AI diagnosis, Shadows, Printers, virtual assault, crypto currency. Health, Safety & Environment. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants; Response; Treatments; Immunity; Learned; 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.