AMD continues investigation of the backdoors CTS Labs says it found in AMD chips. CTS claims that chipsets are shipping with exploitable manufacturer's backdoors, installed by Taiwan-based manufacturer ASMedia, a subsidiary of ASUSTeK. The backdoors appear to be a supply chain issue. Motherboard observes that in February ASUSTeK settled a US Federal Trade Commission complaint over router hardware security flaws.
CTS Labs apparently gave AMD just a day before going public with its disclosure; they've been criticized sharply for the short deadline. Their report has also been called out for what critics regard as its strong marketing tone.
Proofpoint says BlackTDS, a traffic distribution system, is gaining significant black-marketshare, sold in dark web souks for $6 per day (longer subscriptions available at a discount). Criminal clients post their malware and BlackTDS handles distribution.
Kroll Cyber Security describes PinkKite, a small, unusually persistent bit of point-of-sale malware.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has brought insider trading charges against a former Equifax executive who dumped his company's stock after learning of its 2017 breach but before that breach was publicly disclosed.
Moscow has taken a very hard line against British charges that Russia tried to assassinate a spy in the UK with nerve agent. Russian representatives demand to see evidence (including samples of the agent), call the attempted murder a provocation, warn against cyber retaliation, promise tit-for-tat expulsion of twenty-three diplomats, and caution Britain against threatening a nuclear power. The UK has requested an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.