Phineas Phisher claims responsibility for the hundreds of thousands of AKP emails taken from Turkey’s ruling party and posted online. The Turkish government continues its post-coup-attempt purges—the number of people purged is approaching 50,000. Senior military officers and judges are obvious targets, but teachers make up the bulk of those affected. The government is watching social media closely; arrests have been made on the strength of disrespectful tweets.
Hacktivists, criminals, and proof-of-concept hackers turn their attentions to the US Presidential campaigns. The Republican convention was affected this week; expect the same when the Democrats meet.
ISIS sites may have come under denial-of-service attack. Some familiar tools, including NetStresser, are reported in the incidents. ISIS recruiting themes seem to draw heavily on local concerns. Authorities in Germany, seeing an absence of command-and-control and discounting the role of inspiration, deny an ISIS connection to the recent train attack.
Consensus holds that the remote-code execution vulnerabilities fixed in Apple’s latest OS X and iOS patches—commonly compared to last year’s Android Stagefright—are serious indeed, so patch soon.
Digital Defense reported a serious backdoor issue with Dell’s SonicWall; Dell has issued a hot fix.
Onapsis details security issues with SAP HANA and SAP Trex.
Cisco’s Talos releases details on some of the Oracle bugs fixed this week.
AVG finds a new Python ransomware variety, “HolyCrypt.” AVG is also distributing a free decryptor for Bart ransomware.
In industry news, NGG buys Arilou Technologies, and Sift Security uncloaks with a $3.25 million angel round.