Barron's reports that Hungary has delayed its first opposition party primary until September 28th. According to Yahoo News, the opposition says the delay is due to a cyber attack for which it blames Prime Minister Orban's government (with the possible involvement of Chinese operators). The Journal says that Orban's Fidesz party dismisses the incident as due to the opposition alliance's "incompetence."
Setting a precedent during elections for Russia's Duma that WIRED calls "troubling," Apple and Google have acceded to the Kremlin's request that they remove opposition leader Navalny's app from their stores. Radio Free Europe reports that Telegram has done likewise.
Linux servers running on Microsoft’s Azure cloud remain under distributed denial-of-service or cryptojacking attacks by botnets exploiting the OMIGOD vulnerability in the Open Management Infrastructure (OMI) application. OMI, installed by default in most Azure Linux virtual machines, is a Linux equivalent to Windows Management Infrastructure. The Record describes the issue (CVE-2021-38647) as a remote code execution vulnerability. Researchers at Wiz, who've described the exploitation, also have a review of available remediations. At least one botnet exploiting OMI is a familiar one: BleepingComputer reports that Mirai is working actively against vulnerable instances.
Vice notices that over the past year some US Federal Government sites have been serving up the sorts of "spammy" ads for, say, male enhancement products that one would be likelier to find on commercial sites that use relatively indiscriminate ad servers. Security researcher Zach Edwards traces the redirects to a vulnerability in the widely used Laserfiche Forms.