Unrest and fighting in Ethiopia appear to have prompted the government to shut down most of the country's Internet access. Twitter and Facebook have been out since Tuesday; other services are affected as well.
Bitcoin is used for many legitimate purposes, but it has its dodgy uses, too. Many criminals demand ransom or other payments in Bitcoin. So do pariah states: North Korea, its finances crippled by international sanctions, increasingly turns to Bitcoin as a source of badly needed funds.
Investigation into the TRITON attack on a Middle Eastern industrial plant continue. FireEye's Mandiant unit is working on the incident, regarded as unusually dangerous because TRITON infects safety systems. A nation-state is widely suspected, with initial suspicion turning toward Iran.
The UK's senior military officer warns that Britain's undersea cables are vulnerable to disruption.
Synaptics wants everyone to be clear: that issue with its keypad on HP laptops involved a debugger. Synaptics isn't in the keylogger business.
Fortinet has patched a credential leaking flaw in its VPN client. Palo Alto Networks also has a patch out, theirs for a hole in its firewall that could permit remote attacks.
The Manhattan District Attorney has charged a New York resident, Louis Meza, with arranging a stick-up to relieve one of Mr. Meza's friends of valuables. The stick-up man specifically demanded the password to the victim's Ethereum wallet.
A London man has received six years plus for his role in Dridex.
In the US, the FCC has cancelled net neutrality. Litigation to follow.