A major distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is hitting Proton Mail and ProtonVPN. The affected service provider says a group linked to Russia is claiming responsibility. Its unclear whether the group is criminal or state-directed.
Palo Alto researchers describe Rancor, a new APT group engaged in cyberespionage against Singapore, Cambodia, and Thailand. Attribution isn't clear, but there's some circumstantial commonality between the backdoor Rancor is using and that employed by Chinese threat actors.
The EU is organizing a cyber response force that will coordinate the Union's reaction to incidents. The Declaration of Intent, proposed by Lithuania, has advanced and acquired more signatories.
An international law enforcement effort, Operation Keyboard Warrior, has resulted in the arrest of eight suspects as a business email compromise ring based in Africa is broken up.
Reality Winner's plea agreement in the case of classified material leaked to the Intercept calls for Ms Winner to serve five years and three months in prison. Her sentence will be formally imposed at a later date. Supporters of the 26-year-old NSA and Air Force alumna are asking that the court consider her service to her country in mitigation. She was undone and unmasked by microdots in the printed documents she proffered to journalists. Researchers at TU Dresden say they've developed a technique of masking such identifying marks, too late for Ms Winner, but soon to be on offer for future leakers.
No, it's not just you. For some reason, Slack went down this morning. Reasons for the outage are unclear.