As US investigation of Russian influence operations proceeds, France warns Moscow to stay out of upcoming French elections.
Kaspersky Lab researchers are tracking an evolved Windows-based botnet that's spreading Mirai malware. The emerging Mirai variant under examination also seems able to migrate to Linux systems.
KrebsOnSecurity reviews a low-key, ambiguous vulnerability disclosure of a supply-chain exploitation attack RSA calls "Kingslayer." The software affected is EVlog, by Altair Technologies. Altair has, since the KrebsOnSecurity post, released more information about the issue. RSA's report on the attack discerns similarities between this exploit and work by threat actors Shell_Crew and Codoso. Codoso has also been investigated by Palo Alto and ProofPoint.
Researchers report unpatched FTP protocol injection vulnerabilities in Java and Python.
Gamers were distressed by an outage affecting Battlefield 1 servers. It's unclear whether the outages were due to attacks or bugs.
The Intercept has a long piece on Palantir's aspirations to become a primary contractor serving the US Intelligence Community, and the progress it made toward that goal over the last few years. Here's a short version: Peter Thiel is Féanor; James Clapper Saruman. (We're just spitballing here, but we're pretty sure about that Féanor attribution.)