Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. Covid-19: Spread & Curve Toronto COVID map & stats. Lockdown, Reopening, & The New Normal. More Good, Bad, and Ugly. Update on PCI DSS v4. COVID related breaches. A whopping 8B record giga-breach. 100M+ in smaller ones. Breach reports down? 5.5M older breaches added to HIBP. Ransomware's growth. Forensics report not 'protected' in lawsuit. Contact tracing app problems. Location tracking lawsuit. Twitter War. NIST monitoring, microservices, and crypto-agility. Doomsday Planning. Identifying fake photos. EXIM mail actively being exploited. Password reuse, SHA-1 login deprecated, 26 USB vulnerabilities. Bulletproof TLS #65. Random number security. Free ACM Digital Library Access. COVID Crimes. Scam anti-5G tech. Port-scanning customers without consent! UK 5G re-think. Rhyming AIs. We have liftoff. And more.
The COVID related articles here fit together. Other COVID articles will appear under our normal section headings like regulations, privacy, breaches, and other risks. We have been following coronavirus risks since https://controlgap.com/blog/this-weeks-insecurity-issue-147.
The spread and the curve:
- US deaths top 100K https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52821090
- U.S. coronavirus deaths hit grim record as cases rise rapidly in India, Russia https://globalnews.ca/news/6996328/coronavirus-worldwide-may-28/
- The UK now has the highest coronavirus death rate in the world https://www.businessinsider.com/uk-has-highest-coronavirus-death-rate-in-the-world-2020-5
- Photos of mass graves in Brazil show the stark toll of the coronavirus, as experts predict that it will surpass 125,000 deaths by August https://www.businessinsider.com/photos-brazil-mass-graves-experts-anticipate-covid-19-deaths-2020-5
- How Anti-Science Attitudes Have Impacted the Coronavirus Pandemic in Brazil https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01506-2
- Russia records its highest daily death toll from the coronavirus as its number of new cases appears to decline https://www.businessinsider.com/russia-records-highest-daily-death-toll-from-the-coronavirus-2020-5
- Nightmare spreads through Russia's care homes https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52784913
- Coronavirus: How Turkey took control of Covid-19 emergency https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52831017
- Mother’s Day gatherings boosted coronavirus cases in Ontario https://globalnews.ca/news/6984147/coronavirus-ontario-mothers-day-cases/
- A single illegal birthday party has been blamed for a spike of coronavirus infections in Spain https://www.businessinsider.com/birthday-party-in-spain-linked-to-outbreak-of-coronavirus-cases-2020-5
- A partygoer who attended the now-infamous Lake of the Ozarks pool party has tested positive for COVID-19 https://www.businessinsider.com/lake-ozarks-pool-party-attendee-tests-positive-coronavirus-2020-5
- Quebec, province hardest hit by health crisis, tops 50,000 coronavirus cases https://globalnews.ca/news/7002064/quebec-coronavirus-may-29/
- Ontario reports 287 new coronavirus cases, lowest since end of March https://globalnews.ca/news/6986115/ontario-coronavirus-cases-may-26-covid19/
- Manufacturing plants, grocery stores, delivery companies all have COVID-19 outbreaks in GTA https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/manufacturing-plants-grocery-stores-delivery-companies-all-have-covid-19-outbreaks-in-gta-1.5588221
- Reopening up-tick: 344 new coronavirus cases, 41 deaths in Ontario as total cases rise to 27,210 https://globalnews.ca/news/7001656/ontario-coronavirus-cases-may-29-covid19/__New Toronto neighbourhood map details number of coronavirus cases https://globalnews.ca/news/6993844/coronavirus-toronto-neighbourhoods-covid-19-map/
- 62,000 healthcare workers in the US have tested positive for the coronavirus https://www.businessinsider.com/us-healthcare-workers-62000-tested-positive-coronavirus-cdc-likely-more-2020-5
- Two hairstylists in Missouri may have exposed more than 140 clients to the coronavirus https://www.businessinsider.com/two-missouri-hairstylists-may-have-exposed-140-clients-to-coronavirus-2020-5
- Heading to the International Peace Garden? Don’t forget to quarantine afterwards https://globalnews.ca/news/6982605/heading-to-the-international-peace-garden-dont-forget-to-quarantine-cbsa-says/
- One Key Factor in whether COVID-19 Will Wane This Summer https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/blogs/observations/one-key-factor-in-whether-covid-19-will-wane-this-summer/_Lockdown, reopening, and The New Normal:
- Ontario to reveal new COVID-19 testing strategy to gauge phased reopening https://globalnews.ca/news/7001949/ontario-covid19-testing-strategy-phased-reopening/
- Ontario now considering regional approach to reopening the province https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-now-considering-regional-approach-to-reopening-the-province-1.4960136
- Quebec sends 1,000 prevention agents to workplaces to boost coronavirus safeguard measures https://globalnews.ca/news/6981746/quebec-coronavirus-prevention-workers/
- Poll finds many in B.C. uncomfortable with reopening plans https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/covid-19-poll-finds-most-in-b-c-uncomfortable-with-reopening-plans/
- Amid COVID-19 Crisis, 1/2 Of Canadians Say Governments Are Hiding Full Truth: Poll https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/covid-19-crisis-governments-poll_ca_5ecd0b82c5b6086f7e6ebda0
- English-speaking Quebecers fear COVID-19 more than francophones, poll suggests https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-survey-language-covid-19-1.5567194
- Denmark and Norway exclude Sweden from tourism https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52853556
- Large cruise ships banned from Canadian waters until Oct. 3 https://globalnews.ca/news/7001865/coronavirus-large-cruise-ships-banned-until-oct-31/
- Coronavirus: Ontario says drive-in movie theatres are clear to reopen https://globalnews.ca/news/7006755/coronavirus-ontario-drive-in-theatres/
- Coronavirus: SaskTel Centre aims to break attendance record — virtually https://globalnews.ca/news/6982385/sasktel-centre-saskatoon-attendance-record-coronavirus/
Treatments, Testing, Triage, and Trials, and things we learned:
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PCI Compliance and Payments
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