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This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 148

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Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. Recent Wawa breach hit 30M cards. PCI and NIST updates. Wuhan coronavirus updates and other diseases. The new ransomware. Breaches at Sprint, NEC, Trello, the UN, PIH, SpiceJet, and Cineplanet. The briefest leak. Equifax's $1B security bill. Collating Hacked Data. Modern Mass Surveillance. Privacy violations by Avast and Ring (nicky nicy nine trackers?). Facebook OS? Facial recognition and smart camera networks. Tool shows what third party sites tell Facebook. Data Privacy Day. $550M Facebook fine. Warrantless search law. Do PCI and CCPA align? War on encryption. Banning ransomware payouts? IoT Security Regs. NIST updates.Fighting ransomware. Firmware attacks and patches. Attacking factories. Airport insecurity. Sonos blinked. Hunting down ransom groups. NFL social media hijack. Sim Swapping Uping cyber-prosecutions. Fake news is very potent. Tech pushing Opiods. Audio deepfakes. Drones Border Security. And more.

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, PCI, Card Brands, Payments, Payment Malware and Fraud.

Breaches / Leaks

Covering breaches, leaks, data exposures, ransomware (as potential breach), 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.

PCI Compliance & Why You Need to be Compliant

Getting paid is just as important as PCI compliance. Businesses of all sizes rely on cash flow to effectively manage business operations. To ensure...

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Why POI Tamper Inspections are so Important

It is amazing to see how many organizations take things for granted in their environment. In the video below, you can see a skimmer device installed...

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This Week's [in]Security - Issue 266

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. PCI and payments: Skimmers. Payments: New breaches: Anonymous, DeFi, Ikea. New Ransomware, Major outages,...

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