South Africa-based insurer Liberty Life reported Saturday that it had sustained a breach by "unauthorized parties." It's an extortion play under a veneer of freelance penetration testing. Liberty, which says it regained control of its systems by Sunday, said of the attack: "An external party claims to have seized data from us, has alerted us to potential vulnerabilities in our systems and has requested compensation for this." The hackers claim to have obtained "sensitive data" about "top clients" which they'll release if their demands aren't met. Liberty denies that it's negotiating payment with the attackers.
F5 and Loryka report substantial cyber espionage activity targeting last week's Trump-Kim summit, most of it from Russia. US-CERT warns that DPRK hackers are back.
US Cyber Command is said to have been given, and to have used, more extensive cyber offensive authorities.
The impresario who's serving as the public face of the Russian online service, USA Really, Alexander Malkevich, is disporting himself in Washington. He's come to "test the limits of American freedom."
Europol has arrested five alleged members of the Rex Mundi cybercrime gang.
French authorities take down the Black Hand dark web market.
Alleged Silk Road collaborator "Variety Jones" has been extradited to the US.
Bitcoin and Ethereum investors have been hit with another round of wallet looting. According to Qihoo 360, the technique is the familiar one of clipboard hijacking.
The US Senate is expected to take up security issues concerning ZTE this week. Huawei may be next on the agenda.