Cryptojacking continues to preoccupy cybercriminals. They're succeeded in restocking Google Play with at least twenty-five cryptomining apps, according to researchers at Sophos. Google has ejected some of the cryptojackers, but not all, and when they finish the purge, others are likely to take their place. Most of the apps use embedded Coinhive code to mine Monero. A lot of them masquerade as games; others represent themselves as test prep tools. If you're preparing for the LSAT, the SAT, the ACT, the GRE, the MCAT, or even the PSAT, look elsewhither.
The runner-up in cybercrime remains ransomware. Scotland's Arran Brewery was hit with a targeted version of Dharma Bip last week. They declined to pay the ransom and have, they say, recovered. The infection vector was an emailed cover letter accompanying a job application.
In response to user backlash, Google has decided to offer an opt-out for its automatic Chrome login.
The US Congress is holding hearings this week on privacy, and Big Tech, which fears an American GDPR, is taking them seriously.
As US midterm elections approach, state and Federal officials are talking (and seem to be doing) a great deal about securing voting systems. The political campaigns themselves, however, seem to be a different kettle of fish. A lot of them appear to be sliding into learned helplessness about their own data and communications—it's difficult and expensive to secure things, so maybe they should hope for the best. Expect some doxing, at least, as campaigns enter their endgames.