North Korea is widely expected to resume its ambitious program of cyber operations following its modified, limited restraint during the run-up to this week's US-DPRK summit.
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab report an espionage campaign against an unnamed Central Asian country's servers. The evidence points to a Chinese threat group tracked variously as "LuckyMouse," "Emissary Panda," "APT27," and "Threat Group 3390."
Dixons Carphone, the large British electronics retailer, sustained a big data breach, losing data for some 6 million customer's paycards. Dixons says the effect of the loss was limited (most of the cards were chip-and-pin) and that it's seen no evidence of fraud emerging from the breach so far. British authorities, including the National Crime Authority, the National Cyber Security Centre, the Financial Conduct Authority, and the Information Commissioner's Office, are investigating. The complexity of the investigation suggests its importance: this is the first major breach since GDPR implementation.
Intel reports finding another CPU security issue in its Core-based processors. Called "Lazy State," the bug is already addressed in some systems; other mitigations will follow.
Chinese and Russian companies continue to face headwinds driven by security concerns. ZTE's recovery remains in doubt, Australia is very leery of Huawei, and the European Parliament yesterday voted overwhelmingly in favor of a ban on Kaspersky products.
Proposed EU copyright laws have aroused considerable alarm. "The end of the Internet as we know it" is widely predicted. Much opposition derives from a proposal to, essentially, extend Facebook content-moderation to the Internet as a whole.