Ukrainian authorities say that their seizure of servers Tuesday (in a heavily armed raid) stopped a second wave of NotPetya attacks. The Interior Minister says the attacks were staged and primed in the Intellect Service systems that housed and distributed the M.E. Doc tax accounting software. Intellect Service has told its customers to regard its networks as compromised.
Recovery from NotPetya has been difficult and halting, although many companies whose shipping and manufacturing had been disrupted have begun resumption of services. One large consumer goods firm, Reckitt Benckiser, says NotPetya will cost it £100m in lost revenue.
Ukraine continues to attribute NotPetya to Russian intelligence services, and other countries remain wary. Germany is preparing for attempts to disrupt its September elections. A researcher at the University of Southern California says he's found signs that the same Twitter bots that opposed Clinton's presidential campaign in the US did the same to Macron's in France.
If such operations constitute Russian hybrid warfare, recently concluded US Cyber Command exercises afford some insight into how at least one Western power sees itself parrying them.
Citizen Lab reports a cyber espionage campaign targeting Chinese-language news sources. No attribution, but it looks like the Chinese government.
Qatar's neighbors are not mollified by talks with the Gulf state—diplomatic tensions set off by a hack persist.
The European Parliament considers adding a "right to repair" devices its citizens own to the EU's enumerated cyber rights.
In industry news, Symantec will buy Fireglass for its browser isolation technology.