Authorities in Taiwan are investigating extortion threats made against five brokerages. The extortionists, who claim to represent the "Armada Collective," a group that's been active elsewhere, say they'll subject the brokerages to distributed denial-of-service attacks if they're not paid some $9700. The brokerages haven't paid.
Cyber vigilantes have been at work, hacking printers "to teach people about their vulnerabilities," and, in a separate incident, taking down some unusually nasty dark web sites.
As fears of election hacking and influence operations rise in Europe, the United States moves to share intelligence developed during the last election cycle with officials in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Norway.
Hal Martin, the former NSA contractor arrested when investigators allegedly found very large troves of highly classified material at his Glen Burnie, Maryland, home, will probably be charged with espionage.