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This Week's [in]Security - Issue 220

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. DSSv4 timelines. Magecart. New breaches: CVS, Carnival Cruises, Wegmans. New Ransomware: G7 vs. Russia, Bitcoin?, ICS Software, Nukes, source released. Major outages: Puerto Rico, Follow-ups & Fall-out: Avaddon quits, 5B records, Lessons learned, US fines. Privacy: Trusting VPN providers, Pseudonymity, Phones, Cartoon App. Laws & Regs - Canada: Copyright. US: Web Scraping, DPA, Facial recognition, Section 230, Massachusetts and Google app installation. The world: Crypto-wars, USA-EU, Compelling Passwords, Apple-EU. Standards: NIST & NSA. Defense: MFA list, Supply chain, ScriptWatch, Free book. Vulnerabilities: Chrome & Apple ZD, Utility Sector, Cisco, Linux, Defibrillators, Peleton. FPE weaker, 2G/GPRS backdoor. Cybercrime - Trends: Vigilante malware? PDFs, SEO poison, Google Docs, Fake cryptocurrency devices, Ransomware ops, Nation States. Crime. Other Risks: Undersea cables, email risks, BadBots, Win10 EOS, Mainframes. Health, Safety & Environment: Bio-labs, Makeup, Pollution, More mRNA, Smart meters, Tesla crashes, Extremism. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants. Response, Vaccine passports, Borders, Immunity, Delta & Gamma, Canada, Learned, 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.

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