Brief denial-of-service attacks interrupted vote-counting in Czech parliamentary elections as the government had to take down two sites temporarily, but effects seem transitory and of little consequence. It's unknown who was responsible.
People are still waiting for the Reaper (or "IoTroop") botnet to unleash its expected distributed denial-of-service hurricane, but so far Reaper remains the cyber equivalent of a just forming tropical depression. The Mirai botnet to which Reaper is being compared incorporated about half-a-million IoT devices—Reaper is thought to have accumulated at least twice that many. Its bot-herding differs from Mirai's: where Mirai relied on exploiting default or hard-coded passwords, Reaper uses at least nine known vulnerabilities present in the products of more than ten device manufacturers.
"Oh you silly APT28, show some respect," is Bleeping Computer's admonition to the Russian hackers who phished for people likely to attend the upcoming CyCon conference on cyber conflict. Apparently few have taken the bait. We get the joke, but before we're willing to second APT28's nomination for a Pwnie Award, we'll wait and see. Kids swallow the darndest phishbait.
Kaspersky's offer to subject its source code to independent public review is about as much as the security firm can do to recoup reputational damage sustained from a US Government ban, Observers are skeptical that this will work: a code audit wouldn't preclude compromise by, or collaboration with, intelligence services, and those are the fundamental concerns that customers have.
The US FBI reengages in the cryptowars, still on the anti-encryption side.