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This Week's [in]Security - Issue 268

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. PCI and payments: e-com skimmers. New breaches: Malaysia. Kubernetes, TrustStamp. New Ransomware: Countries, Nikkei. Major outages. Follow-ups & Fall-out. Privacy: You for sale, Laws & Regs - Canada: Huawei ban, C-11. US: CFAA abuse, AML settlement. World: cybersecurity reporting, platform liability, Standards: NIST 800-140C/D. Defense - Training & events: Tools: Supply chain framework, Browser password vaults. Vulnerabilities - Advisories: Initial access, CISA Vmware & A/D. Zerodays: what APTs know, Mac, iOS. Patching: partial protection, NVIDIA. Other: Spies in the workforce, e-voting, OAuth, SQL persistence, WordPress, Russian CA? Vulnerability research: Bluetooth relay attack, Tesla. Crypto-research: Post-quantum, Telegram. Cybercrime: MSP attacks. FaceStealer, MSSQL brute force, chatbots, exotic languages. Crime & Enforcement, Nation States & mercenaries. Other Risks: Cyber-insurance, Facebook e-com, CitizenLab on Bing. Health, Safety, & Environment. Disinformation, Economy. Russia v. Ukraine. Innovation 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.

Russia v. Ukraine

News and announcements relating to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Off-Topic / Science & Tech / Lighter Side

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

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