A BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) leak Monday routed traffic through China and to a lesser extent through Russia and Nigeria (SecurityWeek). The incident now appears to have been the result of an error and not a malicious campaign: a misconfiguration in a Nigerian ISP seems to have caused the rerouting (WIRED). There have been recent jitters over the possibility of BGP hijacking for espionage and surveillance purposes, but this was all a mistake.
Cylance describes a sophisticated cyberespionage campaign directed against Pakistan, with the air force particularly affected. The campaign is "Operation Shaheen," the threat actor "the White Company." Cylance evaluates the White Company as a nation-state actor, but they don't say which nation-state that might be. Operation Shaheen was carefully prepared, with extensive reconnaissance and the ability to evade no less than eight anti-virus products.
In yesterday's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft addressed more than sixty issues with sixteen patches. Adobe fixed issues in Flash Player, Acrobat and Reader (KrebsOnSecurity).
Italian prosecutors have given up their efforts to bring Phineas Phisher, hacker of the Hacking Team, to book (Motherboard). He hasn't been found and is presumably free as a bird.
Tyler Barris pled guilty to Federal charges related to his involvement in a Kansas man's SWATting death last year. He'll receive at least twenty years in prison (Ars Technica).
The US Congress passed legislation to reestablish the National Protection and Programs Directorate as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), now the lead US civilian cybersecurity agency (Department of Homeland Security).