Chinese cyber units apparently hit Philippine targets over South China Sea territorial disputes: F-Secure has observed the NanHaiShu RAT.
Seoul accused Pyongyang with hacking emails of South Korean diplomats.
Egypt’s Islamic State affiliate takes to the Internet to promise suffering to Israel. Boko Haram (in what amounts by jihadist standards to a charm offensive) goes online to promise more attacks on Christians but reassures all that it will leave mosques alone. ISIS military leadership undergoes a shakeup, and Pakistan’s al Qaeda and Taliban group seeks to inspire through the example of the martyred Osama bin Laden.
Telegram, ISIS’s preferred means of secure communication, seems leakier than ever. Iranian hackers are said to have taken another run at the app and uncovered data on some fifteen-million users.
The DNC complains that the FBI should have warned it earlier that it was under cyberattack. As concerns about electoral vulnerabilities persist, US Homeland Security Secretary Johnson mulls designating voting systems as critical infrastructure. Observers see this as, so far, amounting to little more than an assertion of agency equities. Questions about former Secretary of State Clinton’s homebrew server persist, and some Democratic Senators have called for hearings on Republican candidate Trump’s invitation that Russia find and release Clinton’s missing emails. (Russia continues to grumble that it’s being hacked itself.)
Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex has taken itself offline after losses that for now total somewhere between $66 and $72 million.
The impresario behind the Real Deal criminal souk seems to have disappeared, at least online.