Russian hackers apparently did in fact turn their attention to Republicans as well as Democrats—both US parties have seen major figures targeted. Senior Democrats are suffering from loss of their contact information, which has exposed them to various forms of harassment. Leaked documents purport to show payments from Ukraine's former, pro-Russian, government to a senior advisor to Republican Presidential candidate Trump.
Visa warned late Friday that some cardholder's information may have been compromised through vulnerabilities in Oracle's MICROS point-of-sale system.
University of Colorado researchers demonstrate, for reasons no one can really seem to grasp, a proof-of-concept cryptocurrency that would let participants mine currency by participating in denial-of-service attacks.
In industry news, Carbon Black is expected to issue its initial public offering next month. Tanium remains a favorite unicorn; speculators expect FireEye to bounce back.
ISIS struggles to recoup flagging influence as competing jihadist factions make inroads into the Caliphate's mindshare. It continues to turn to the disaffected and its online messaging grows sharper, at least in Europe and Africa: those who adhere to the Caliphate's authority should kill Christians. Some observers wonder whether this is a kind of information-ops bankshot (seeking to provoke a Crusader backlash which would in turn spur the Ummah to a more militant piety). Others see the message as both obvious and direct.
Some policy wonks see Iran as a natural ally of the US against ISIS, at least online. Others think social media companies "will be judged" on their inability to interdict jihadist messaging.