Hi everyone,

I have decided to take a break from writing the newsletter. As much as I enjoy reading and writing about infosec, I want to be more selective about where I dedicate my time and focus, and the newsletter didn't make the top of the list right now. I'm not certain if I'll restart it in the future, we'll see :-)

Some notes:

  • I will never sell the newsletter or the list of e-mails it has gathered.
  • The website,, will stay online with the archive of previous issues.
  • Big shout out to 1Password and Uptycs for being incredibly supportive sponsors. Thank you!
  • If, down the line, I start some other non-newsletter project and you want to know when that happens, you can leave your e-mail address here. I won't spam the newsletter for something like that. Or you can just follow me on Twitter I guess :-)

If you want other places to catch up on news, I can recommend:

That's it! I hope you enjoy this issue. Keep fighting the good fight :-)


Dieter Van der Stock

Breaches and leaks

  • Over a billion records belonging to CVS Health exposed online: link.
  • South Korea's Nuclear Research agency hacked using VPN flaw: link.
  • REvil ransomware hits US nuclear weapons contractor: link.
  • Fertility clinic discloses data breach exposing patient info: link.
  • Poland blames Russia for breach, theft of Polish officials' emails: link.
  • Audi, Volkswagen customer data being sold on a hacking forum: link.
  • Carnival Cruise hit by data breach, warns of data misuse risk: link.
Dieter Van der Stock

Update all the things

  • Apple fixes ninth zero-day bug exploited in the wild this year: link.
  • Google fixes seventh Chrome zero-day exploited in the wild this year: link.
  • Critical remote code execution flaw in thousands of VMWare vCenter servers remains unpatched: link.
Dieter Van der Stock