More on the cyber attempt on the US energy sector comes to light. It was apparently a phishing campaign, mounted from Russia, and without effect on operational systems. Nonetheless, members of the US Congress are expressing concern and demanding explanations. EnergyWire reports that the campaign has been in progress since May, and that the attackers are "drawing from the Ukraine playbook," that is, the complex attacks used to take down sections of the Ukrainian grid twice since late 2015.
Europe is seeing similar probes. Robert Hannigan, former head of the UK's GCHQ, told the BBC that "there is a disproportionate amount of mayhem in cyberspace coming from Russia, from state activity," and that this may be deterred only through retaliation.
NATO has announced that it's providing Ukraine with a range of cyber capabilities to aid that country in the hybrid war Russia is waging against it.
There will be no joint US-Russian effort to shore up cybersecurity. Speculation to that effect lasted slightly less than thirteen hours Sunday, between two of President Trump's tweets that touched on the matter.
Trend Micro warns that a spam campaign pushing the cross-platform remote access Trojan Adwind is in progress.
Several significant bits of industry news are breaking. DarkTrace has raised $75 million for a just-shy-of-unicorn valuation of $825 million. RiskLens has secured $5 million in Series A funding. HyTrust has raised $36 million and acquired DataGravity. Symantec buys Skycure as a mobile security play, and StarHub will fully acquire Accel for SG$26 million.