As the Taliban consolidates control over Afghanistan it establishes check points and conducts house-to-house searches to find "collaborators" with the former regime, the Washington Post reports. According to NBC News Afghans are purging their social media accounts in an effort to remove all signs of connection with "Western nations, international human rights groups, the Afghan military or the recently collapsed Afghan government."
Saturday afternoon Fox News broke the story that the US State Department had come under cyberattack. State has, as is its policy, neither confirmed nor denied the report, but Reuters says that a "knowledgeable source" told them ("without confirming any incident") that "the State Department has not experienced significant disruptions and has not had its operations impeded in any way."
Restore Privacy late last week said that the ShinyHunters are claiming on RaidForum to have stolen a large quantity of customer data from AT&T, and teased some of the data in a leak that solicited buyers for the information. AT&T said that, wherever the data came from, it wasn't from them. ("Based on our investigation today," the company told Restore Privacy, "the information that appeared in an internet chat room does not appear to have come from our systems.")
The ShinyHunters have invited AT&T to negotiate the unreleased data's return. Intel471 offers an interesting review of who the ShinyHunters are (including the homage to Pokémon embedded in the gang's name.) They describe the ShinyHunters' most probable and most dangerous actions at each stage of the MITRE ATT&CK framework.