The ShadowBrokers have released more details of their exploit-of-the-month club. It will cost you about $22,000 per month to join. (The club "is being for high rollers, hackers, security companies, OEMs, and governments," so this Robin Hoods is now being for wealthy elite we be thinking.)
Symantec and others have linked WannaCry to North Korea by its evident connection to the Lazarus Group. Skepticism about that attribution has been based in part on doubt that the Lazarus Group really is a tool of DPRK intelligence services. Group-IB researchers have just published the results of their investigation of the Lazarus Group's command-and-control infrastructure as used against Sony, Bangladesh Bank, and others. They see a clear connection of the threat group to North Korea's government.
Android users shopping for diversion in Google Play should avoid Star Hop and Candy Link. Both apps are serving spam.
Criminals increasingly turn to extortion, both crypto ransomware and traditional blackmail. Sometimes the blackmail is a bluff, as Disney claims was the case in the Pirates of the Caribbean extortion attempt. Other blackmail is quite real, as is the case with a threat to post before-and-after pictures of a Lithuanian plastic surgery clinic's patients.
French President Macron is disinclined to let Russian information operations pass unremarked. In a joint news conference held Monday with Russia's President Putin he called out Russian attempts to influence elections, specifically citing Russia Today and Sputnik as "agents of influence" spreading disinformation. The two presidents' dialogue was characterized as "frank" and "sincere."