North Korea, hit by international sanctions over its missile and nuclear tests (and the explicit threats it's been making against many countries including but not limited to South Korea, Japan, and the United States) ramps up its raids on Bitcoin sources.
The Equifax breach extends to individuals outside the US. The first reports of non-US citizens' data being compromise arrived from Canada and the UK (British compromises may be as high as forty million). It's now thought that data belonging to people in Argentina were also lost on a large scale. Early indications suggest Argentina won't be the only Latin American country affected.
The breach has placed authorities on heightened fraud alert, and consumer anger hasn't been allayed by warnings that their attempts to place a freeze on their credit may be insecure. Equifax will surely take a major financial hit. The Ponemon Institute has estimated the probable loss in the tens of millions, but that should be interpreted as a low-end guess.
Yesterday was Patch Tuesday, and Microsoft swatted eighty-two security bugs, twenty-five of them rated "critical." One of them is the .Net vulnerability that's being exploited in the wild, reportedly to spread FinFisher spyware. The patches also address the BlueBorne vulnerability.
Tensions between Middle Eastern Shi'ite powers and Iran remain high (and tensions among some of the Shi'ite countries—notably Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on one side, Qatar on the other—are also non-negligible).
A prominent member of the Russian Duma crows about influence operations.