Mexico's central bank now says that it appears there may have indeed been unauthorized transfers through the country's interbank SPEI system.
In a surprising development over the weekend, US President Trump seems willing to toss ZTE some sort of unspecified lifeline to keep them in business. ZTE has been subject to US sanctions that effectively barred it from using US software and components in its products. The company last week announced it had stopped its major operations. The US beef with ZTE centered on the company's flouting of sanctions imposed on Iran.
CrowdStrike says it's already discerned an increase in Iranian cyber operations against US targets. The company's researchers say they saw the uptick begin within twenty-four hours of the US announcement that it would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.
Among Facebook and Instagram ads purchased by the Russian troll-farm Internet Research Agency were several promoting a problematic Chrome extension, FaceMusic. FaceMusic catered to several demographics but was most successful among American girls ages 14 to 17. The extension collected Facebook and web-browsing information. It also messaged "Friends" of those who installed it.
Russia's blocking of Telegram prompted self-described Anonymous hackers to deface websites belonging to Rossotrudnichestvo, the Federal Agency for International Cooperation. Among remarks denouncing censorship, the defacements called media regulator Roskomnadzor "a handful of incompetent brainless worms."
Facebook's on-going review of data-collecting apps has resulted in suspension of about two hundred. Apple, cleaning its Store in preparation for GDPR, is clearing out apps that inappropriately gather information.