The Trump-Putin summit is over, with predictable noises about reduction in tensions, scope for cooperation, healthy competition, and so on. But observers are baffled by President Trump's choice of the Helsinki meetings to air his now familiar skepticism of the FBI and other elements of the US Intelligence Community. He did ask President Putin about Russian information operations during the 2016 US elections, received the foreseeable denial, and left it at that, leaving the impression that he sided with Mr. Putin over his own Justice Department. (Impression reinforced by tweets.)
Mr. Trump's remarks at the summit are said to have run contrary to the hardline course on Russian hacking and hybrid warfare his advisors are believed to have recommended to him. In any case, US Director of National Intelligence Coats essentially says the Intelligence Community stands by its finding that Russian services have engaged in extensive influence operations. President Trump's performance has generally not received good reviews, with reaction across the political spectrum ranging from disappointment to outrage.
Trend Micro reports an uptick in reconnaissance by the Andariel Group, a subunit of Pyongyang's Lazarus Group. Adariel's program includes mostly South Korean targets.
Trend Micro is also tracking the reappearance of the Blackgear cyberespionage actor. Blackgear seems most interested in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. It's notable for its deployment of the Protux backdoor and its use of social media as command-and-control channels.
Telefonica reports a data breach exposing personal information of millions of Spanish customers. European authorities have been notified.