The security community continues to follow the Shadow Brokers incident with close attention. Speculation continues to point to Russian intelligence services as the fons et origo of the compromise, which is now generally regarded as genuine. No further leaks have appeared; no one has ponied up the half billion dollars the Shadow Brokers are asking for. There has been some bidding on the unreleased files, but nothing approaching the asking price. ZDNet reports seeing Bitcoin wallets seized from Silk Road in the bidding, which leads some to speculate that the US Government is in on the action.
The compromise prompts discussion of hybrid warfare, cyber deterrence, and retaliation.
The Shadow Brokers incident also continues to stoke concerns about election hacking. Statements from US election officials (state and local, since that's the level at which elections are managed) seek to reassure but seem largely to have failed to assuage fears of compromised voting.
ISIS is attempting to organize online hacking tutorials. Since such tutorials are likely to concentrate on known vulnerabilities and commodity exploits, enterprises are advised to shore up basic digital hygiene.
Some users are calling for a "general strike" against Tor to protest the service's investigation and ouster of a high profile Tor activist.
IOActive identifies multiple vulnerabilities in BHU routers.
Industry analysts see a coming rapid expansion in the deception technology market.
The next round of Wassenaar cyber arms control talks is scheduled for September. It's expected to narrow the scope of "intrusion software" controls industry found objectionable.