A Latvian cybercriminal who helped in the creation of malware that infected over one million machines globally and resulted in tens of millions of dollars in losses, has pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit computer intrusion.

Yesterday the FBI warned the world that Business Email Scams (BEC) victims are growing, making companies losing money. The law enforcement highlights that frauds use to start with crooks spoofing communications from high management and executives and deceive them to authorize international wire transfers.

In spite of self-congratulatory pats on the back from several corners of the security world, this week's decision from the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) to rewrite the proposed U.S. implementation of the Wassenaar Arrangement rules was an expected outcome—albeit an unusual one.