Fancy Bear isn't just bothering Germany. Montenegro complains that it's received a lot of unwanted attention from Russia's GRU over the past year.
Reddit, which has concluded its platform was used for influence operations during the 2016 US elections, has taken down a large number of "Russia-linked" accounts.
There are calls in the US Senate for a deterrent strategy in cyberspace, especially after NSA Director nominee General Nakasone testified last week that US adversaries don't appear to fear American retaliation for cyberattacks. The current going option remains sanctions, which at least have some potential to impose costs short of a nuclear exchange: observers think a fresh round of punitive measures against Russia for last year's NotPetya attacks likely. One of that campaign's victims, Nuance Communication, estimates that NotPetya will cost it more than $90 million.
A January study of Iranian state-sponsored hacking by the Carnegie Endowment receives fresh attention as Iran's non-proliferation agreements come under closer, more hostile scrutiny. Experts are considering ways in which Iranian hackers might also be deterred. The country's Revolutionary Guard has also recently been fingered by ClearSky as being involved in establishing bogus BBC and Radio Farda sites to spread disinformation.
Exabeam has released a study of what attackers can learn about you and your habits from your browser.
CFIUS has put a hold on Broadcom's attempt to takeover Qualcomm.
Attention civil servants working at the US Food and Drug Administration: your bosses would like you to stop watching adult content on Uncle Sam's dime.