The ShadowBrokers are expected to launch their exploit-of-the-month club this week. The Brokers' auction of Equation Group tools has largely fizzled, prompting speculation that the Brokers' real motivations weren't financial. However, Motherboard now reports Bitcoin moving from the ShadowBrokers' collection address, which suggests someone's cashing out.
Google deals with three issues, two in Android, one in Chrome. "Judy" adware has led Google to kick forty-one infested apps from the PlayStore. The second, "Cloak and Dagger," is a family of credential-stealing attacks demonstrated by researchers at Georgia Tech and the University of California Santa Barbara. The third is a surveillance bug that doesn't trigger Chrome's red-circle-and-dot warning. Google is remediating Cloak and Dagger. The Chrome bug isn't considered a security issue (since the security measure is really the pop-up dialogue box, and that still appears) and so won't receive emergency attention.
British Airways is completing recovery from an IT glitch—not, apparently, a hack—that disrupted flights worldwide.
Someone claiming affiliation with Anonymous is working on the Houdini RAT: Recorded Future predicts Houdini's appearance in some future hacktivist op.
In the aftermath of the Manchester bombing, British media point with alarm to the large number of known wolves believed present in the country—more than twenty-thousand. Calls for regulation of encryption rise; observers wonder whether existing powers have been exercised effectively. US Homeland Security Secretary Kelly calls leaks about the investigation from the US Intelligence Community "close to treason."
A Fancy Bear sighting: Fancy may be pawing through Malta's government servers.