The US Army's Intelligence and Security Command and NSA continue to mop up the embarrassing exposure of Red Disk data on an unsecured AWS S3 account.
HP denies media reports that its PCs came pre-loaded with software that surreptitiously reported usage data back to HP without users' permission.
Clarksons, the UK-based global shipping company, said its network had been compromised by criminals who accessed proprietary information and demanded ransom in exchange for keeping the information unannounced. Clarksons declined to pay and turned the matter over to the police. The criminals appear to have achieved access through a single compromised legitimate user's account (since disabled), not by exploiting a software vulnerability.
Apple has patched the root vulnerability in MacOS High Sierra. The upgrade appears to be quick and painless to install; all Mac users are advised to do so.
Callcredit, Equifax and Experian are said to be preparing for GDPR implementation by working on a Credit Reference Agency Information Notice (CRAIN). The document is intended to bring credit bureau use of personal information into line with the EU's pending requirements.
US Representative Adam Schiff (Democrat, California), ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, says the committee is close to consensus on how to reform and reauthorize Section 702 foreign electronic surveillance authorities.
An inspector general report on US Department of Defense Management challenges finds that measures put in place post-Snowden to control and monitor privileged insiders remain inadequate.
Accused NSA leaker Reality Winner has been denied her request for pre-trial release.