Kaspersky defends its decision to blow the anti-ISIS Slingshot cyber campaign. It's their job to "take the fish from the water." They don't care what language said fish speaks; they "have to catch it."
Atlanta's SamSam ransomware infestation seems unusually resistant to remediation. Estimates now suggest it will take the city months to recover, but Atlanta's city mothers and fathers are being tight-lipped about details. The criminals have taken down their "contact portal" as they've received increased scrutiny (and gotten tired, evidently, of answering questions).
British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson calls Russian bots "the Lord HawHaws" of the Twenty-first Century.
Twenty-two countries (more may come) have now taken action against Russia in solidarity with the UK over the nerve agent attack in Salisbury. One-hundred-eighty-two Russian nationals are affected, most of them diplomats declared persona non grata. (Lithuania is the outlier here. In addition to expelling diplomats, Vilnius has told twenty-one other Russian nationals to leave and banned a further twenty-three from entering the country.) The sixty the US has told to leave include forty-eight from the Russian embassy in Washington and eighteen from Russia's UN delegation in New York. The US says they're all engaged in espionage. Washington has also ordered the Russian consulate in Seattle closed.
The British anti-doping organization sustained a cyberattack over the weekend, and suspicion turns to Fancy Bear (Russia's GRU). But this seems more likely to be Fancy's normal business than blowback for HM Government's work to rally the civilized world against the Salisbury incident.