As often happens during high-profile events, Finland experienced heightened cyberattack rates during the Russo-American summit. As with earlier US-DPRK meetings in Singapore, IoT devices were particularly targeted. This time the espionage attempts seem to have come largely from China. The Singapore meetings had attracted more Russian attention.
The US Intelligence Community remains convinced that the threat of Russian cyberattacks is real and imminent. The US Department of Justice announced its intention of alerting the public when foreign attempts to influence or interfere with elections are detected.
A large, 18-thousand-strong botnet was swiftly assembled by a malware author who goes by the nom-de-hack "Anarchy.' (Probably the same individual also known as "Wicked.") He exploited routers using the well-known vulnerability CVE-2017-17215. What's disturbing is not the negligible damage, but the ease and speed with which Anarchy pulled the botnet together.
Criminals are using popular online games to launder money. They purchase in-game currency with dirty money, and then resell the in-game coins for legitimate money in various gamer markets.
You may have received scam emails with dubious attachments that appear to come from British universities. An ongoing criminal campaign spoofs emails from their domains.
User misconfigurations continue to produce data breaches. Amazon is experimenting with two tools it hopes will impel AWS users toward more secure choices.
The UK Government's Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre reports that Huawei products had "underlying engineering issues" that affected national security, but that these seem to have been mitigated. Huawei spins the report as good news.