WikiLeaks continues to post Democratic National Committee files, most recently MP3 audio files pulled from hacked emails. Observers think WikiLeaks has grown less cautious about the privacy implications of its leaks.
Analysts continue to speculate about the DNC hackers’ (generally believed to be Russian) motives. The Council on Foreign Relations blog suggests the possibility that files were leaked amid the apparent Guccifer 2.0 sockpuppetry because the organs (particularly the GRU) got caught, and were making the best of a bad situation.
US Republican Presidential nominee Trump hopes the Russians can tell everyone what was in those 30,000 emails Democratic nominee Clinton erased before turning her homebrew servers over for security inspection. Reactions range from the positive (“troll level: Supreme Galactic Overlord”) to the condemnatory (near solicitation of cybercrime, invitation to release highly classified material, etc.).
More ISIS online claims of responsibility for attacks around Rouen and Ansbach. French and German investigations reveal attackers’ explicit statements of intent and allegiance in social media.
Digital Shadows publishes research into Deer[dot]io, a Russian site-building platform Digital Shadows reports harbors an extensive crimeware souk. Deer[dot]io hosted darkside[dot]global.
Elsewhere in the black market, Spampado ransomware is being offered as a service ($39 for a “lifetime license”—Trend Micro looks into the crooks’ pricing model). The Petya and Mischa ransomware strains are being offered through an affiliate program. (Petya and Mischa also leaked the keys to their Chimera rival.)
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