Military exercise embarrassment
Russian spooks showed how they could shut down the entire US war machine by jamming GPS during a major NATO military exercise in Norway leaving them with the equivalent of Apple Maps.
Ignoring French call
French President Emmanuel Macron is joining with US technology giants, including Microsoft, pushing for governments and companies worldwide to sign up for a new initiative aimed at establishing regulations for the internet, to fight such online threats as cyber-attacks, hate speech and online censorship.
Almost caused an explosion
FireEye security researchers have linked a Russian research lab to a cyberattack on a Saudi petrochemical plant.
Brexit is good for Russia
Russian hackers are flat out trying to mobilise “leave” voters to encourage them to force the British government to make a hard Brexit.
Facebook has disabled dozens of accounts and profiles belonging to Russian database provider SocialDataHub for what it termed the unauthorised collection of user data.
If you can't beat them, dope up and hack the computers to cover it up
Seven Russian spooks have been indicted by the Justice Department for computing hacking, wire fraud, money laundering, and identity theft - all as part of an effort to distract from Russia's state-sponsored doping programme.
While the UK can't afford to upgrade computers for the NHS to something a little more secure, it is splashing out huge amounts of money on spy equipment to keep the Russians out.
US Justice Department gives the thumbs up
US Republicans hoping that President Putin’s hackers will save their bacon by getting them elected have been re-assured by the US Justice Department that hacking election machines is perfectly legal.
US Homeland Security has found evidence that Russian hackers have broken into supposedly secure, "air-gapped" or isolated networks owned by utilities.
They've got a blinking swerve
A top brass from the UK's army has warned that Vladimir Putin's cybertroops may well target British traffic lights and Belisha beacons and other vulnerable points as the move to IP based systems builds up a head of steam.