The Republic of Korea is investigating an intrusion into one of its military command networks. No attribution, yet, although a priori speculation naturally turns toward Pyongyang.
US state election officials continue to worry about vote hacking. The Department of Homeland Security warns that potential attackers have been scanning state election systems, and it invites the states to seek Federal assistance in securing the vote.
Newsweek sustained a DDoS outage Thursday. Many at the publication regard it as retaliation for an unfavorable article on US presidential candidate Trump; they point to circumstantial evidence of Russian involvement.
The Internet-of-things grows in attractiveness to cybercriminals, who notice the effect IoT botnets have had over the last two weeks in attacks against OVH and KrebsOnSecurity. The source code, "Mirai," used to herd the bots used for distributed denial-of-service against KrebsOnSecurity was released in an underground forum over the weekend.
"DressCode" malware is circulating in the wild, with malicious apps offered in Google's Play Store thought particularly worrisome. DressCode can be used by attackers to pivot from an infected Android device into an enterprise network.
In industry news, Tanium is reported to be preparing an IPO, possibly in six months. The UK financial press says DarkTrace is also mulling a public offering. Expressing strong commitment to its Forcepoint unit, Raytheon continues to buck the trend of big defense integrators exiting the commercial cyber security market.
Some US Senators urge the Securities and Exchange Commission to make Yahoo! the test case of SEC breach disclosure rules.