Monday's action against several firms the US Treasury Department regards as FSB cats' paws has prompted discussion over the security or lack thereof surrounding undersea cables. They are indeed susceptible to both tapping and intentional damage, but this is not a new problem. Undersea cables were both tapped and cut a hundred years ago during the First World War, and such activity has continued through today.
Alien Vault reports that North Korea's Lazarus Group is actively exploiting an ActiveX zero-day found on a site belonging to a South Korean security think tank.
Researchers at Defiant are tracking "Baba Yaga" malware, which generates spam links and redirections. It's also cannibalistic like its namesake: it removes competing malware from the devices it infects.
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies took a hit after the weekend disclosure of theft at the Coinrail ICO exchange. Cryptojacking continues to make a nuisance of itself. A study by Palo Alto Networks concludes that about 5% of the Monero out there was mined by malware, and that 2% of the daily hashrate comes from cryptojacked machines. Fortinet reports the recent emergence of PyRoMineIoT, cryptomining malware that propagates through the Eternal Romance exploit.