Amazon Web Services says it's back after an outage yesterday afternoon that centered on the US East Coast and had geographically wide-ranging effects. Quartz argues that the incident, which was by all accounts an accidental outage and not the result of an attack, shows how dependent on AWS both the Web and the IoT have become.
Trustwave's SpiderLabs see signs of uneasiness in Russophone criminal circles. Recent enforcement actions have put them on guard, and chatter suggests that their sense of being protected by the Russian government may be eroding.
Researchers at Analyst 1 have found that the cyber underground has its own courts, fora for resolving disputes among criminals. The process is generally referred to as "arbitrage," and the plaintiffs typically ask for compensation ranging from hundreds to thousands of US dollars.
Reports from yesterday's Russo-US summit indicate that both sides held their basic positions. Bloomberg quotes Russian sources as calling the tone "frank and businesslike." President Putin demanded an end to US activity Russia regards as threatening. President Biden warned that Russian invasion of Ukraine would draw severe economic sanctions, and additional military aid to Kiev. Reuters reports that Russian sources say the two Presidents committed to further talks, and that Russia's principal interest lies in obtaining assurances that NATO won't deploy "offensive strike weapons" in the Near Abroad.
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued three industrial control system advisories, for Hitachi Energy XMC20 and FOX61x, Hitachi Energy RTU500 OpenLDAP, and FANUC Robot Controllers.