This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 95

Posted on 21 Jan 2019.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. This week: PCI's new Software Security Standard and PCI's new Software Security Framework, huge collection of compromised emails and passwords, using GDPR to go after tech companies, warrant needed to compel biometric access, hack a Telsa for profit, airline PNRs at risk, more IoT problems, even more Magecart, Payroll diversion BEC, $1.7M average breach cost, big game ransomware, DNA accuracy, proof AI can't solve everything, and three technologies to fight climate change.

Now here's this week’s selection of news, opinions, and research. Quickly skim annotated links organized by topic: compliance and payment security, breaches, regulation, bugs, privacy, hacking/malware, other security & risk, and more. We hope you enjoy and find them useful.

PCI Compliance and Payments

News and announcements relating to Payment Security, Payments, PCI, and Card Brands.

Breaches / Leaks

Covering breaches, leaks, data exposures, and their fallout.


Articles about privacy related news, risks, and trends.

Laws & Regulations / Standards

News about laws, regulations, 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 and events.

Other Security / Risk

Articles covering other types of risks.

Off-Topic / Science & Tech / Lighter Side

A variety of scientific, technical, historical, and more light-hearted news.