The US elections passed without apparent cyber perturbation from Russia or others. If you're nostalgic for vote-hacking worries, no fear—there's an election coming in Germany next year, and Chancellor Merkel is warning people to expect disruptive Russian cyber campaigns. And back in the US there's no shortage of cyber policy advice, news, and speculation swirling around President-elect Trump.
Fancy Bear is showing unusual activity mid-week, seeking to take advantage of the recently patched Microsoft zero-days before users get around to applying the fixes.
Tesco continues to mop up the fraud campaign that hit the bank's customers over the past week. No clear word yet on how the fraud was accomplished, but speculation about an inside job continues.
OPM-themed and spoofed emails to US Government workers and contractors are serving up Locky ransomware—don't open suspicious attachments.
Yahoo! says some of its personnel may have known as long ago as 2014 that foreign state-sponsored hackers had compromised the company's networks. Yahoo! tells investors that its deal with Verizon may be in jeopardy.
RiskIQ receives $30.5 million in a Series C funding round led by Georgian Partners.
Different approaches to the increasingly tight cyber labor market are mooted, from marketing the field to students, to educational initiatives, to moving toward a gig economy in vulnerability testing and research. The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into full effect in 2018, will require some 75,000 Data Protection Officers, and not just in the EU: the US will need around 9000.