The ShadowBrokers resurface. They've tried with indifferent success to auction off attack tools they claimed (in implausibly broken English) to have obtained by guile or hacking from NSA; they're now holding what Heimdal Security calls a "yard sale." Much of what they've got spread across their virtual front yard consists of Windows malware, especially the unappealingly named "DanderSpritz" remote administration tool.
We saw yesterday that WikiLeaks deleted a Tweet that appeared to indicate its intent to build a database about verified Twitter users. The WikiLeaks Task Force, which describes itself as the "Official @WikiLeaks support account," said it was merely interested in building a database that would display relationships. Many saw instead the beginnings of doxing capability effort. WikiLeaks calls this misperception; it blames the "dishonest press" for scaring people.
The US FDA confirms that St. Jude cardiac devices are vulnerable to cyberattack. St. Jude patches this week.
Verizon may still walk away from its acquisition of Yahoo!'s core assets, but Yahoo! is acting as if it's a done deal, announcing the resignation of several leaders (including CEO Marissa Meyer) and renaming itself "Altaba." The rump company would be an investment firm.
Northrop Grumman sells Blue Vector to LLR Partners.
Germany and the UK are looking at developing better information operations and (in the case of the UK) offensive cyber capabilities.
Russia's Putin decries a US hacking "witch hunt."
California (aided by Mandiant) says a nation-state breached Anthem. The responsible nation isn't named, but most observers think it was China.