Fancy Bear (Russia's GRU) is actively exploiting malware US Cyber Command reported to Virus Total last week. CyberScoop says many found the warning useful, and welcomed CYBERCOM's heads-up.
An IBM X-Force study of cybersecurity for travelers occasions a flurry of make-your-flesh-creep tales that amount to a cyberspace version of Gahan Wilson's classic Paranoid Abroad. Forbes takes away the lesson that you'd have to be out of your mind to use an airport USB charging station, and also that criminals are in avid pursuit of your travel reward points. Thanks, IBM: we'll take a staycation this year. Oh, and Parallax, in helpfully pointing out how you can tell if your Airbnb or hotel is spying on you with networked cameras, manages to suggest that yeah, it probably is.
Security Scorecard has a review of major US and European political parties' cybersecurity posture. There's room for improvement across the board, but for some reason the US Democrats continue to present hackers with low-hanging fruit.
Huawei has a temporary, ninety-day reprieve from some of the consequences of its placement on the US Entity List, SecurityWeek and others report, but US officials suggest that neither the company nor the Chinese government should misread this as a sign of softening. Commerce Secretary Ross says it's just "breathing space" to give US firms an opportunity to make alternative arrangements. Other Chinese companies may be in line for the Huawei treatment: the Verge suggests drone-maker DJI; the New York Times thinks surveillance vendor Hickvision could be next.