Varonis describes a major campaign to distribute Qbot banking malware. Qbot is polymorphic, and has evolved continuously since its discovery in 2009. Varonis says thousands of machines are now under Qbot's control.
The US Departments of Labor and Transportation are, Federal News Nework Reports, fighting spoofing attacks targeting the Departments' contractors.
Bug hunters may be viewed as the gig-economy portion of the cybersecurity sector. Both HackerOne and Bugcrowd have reports on that sub-sector, and HackerOne has an interview with the first bug-hunter to earn a million dollars in bug bounties.
US Cyber Command's action against Russian troll farms during the US midterm election cycle has been receiving generally favorable reviews, like this enthusiastic one from Jason Healey in the Cipher Brief. An op-ed in Lawfare, also positive, thinks that Cyber Command has made an enduring contribution by "clarifying the art of the possible."
A decision is due at any time, says Fortune, on whether Canada will extradite Huawei's CFO to the US to face charges related to money laundering and sanctions evasion. Reuters notes that the US shows no disposition to relent on its view of Huawei as a security threat. Huawei is defending itself on two fronts. First, it's pleading not guilty to charges of industrial espionage. Second, it continues to deny that it effectively operates as an arm of Chinese intelligence services. And besides, as the Verge reports, its chairman offers a tu quoque: what about all that US NSA and Cyber Command stuff we keep hearing about?