Iranian authorities investigate the possibility of a cyber attack (or at least a SCADA failure) in recent fires at oil and gas facilities.
A group calling itself "the Shadow Brokers" has placed files online they say they obtained by hacking the Equation Group, widely believed to be associated with the US NSA. (Kaspersky described the Equation Group in February, 2015.) The Shadow Brokers (whose blog site was offline as of this morning) offer what they characterize as "NSA malware" for one million Bitcoin (about $568 million). The samples they've posted strike researchers as interesting and possibly genuine, but analysts are a long way from reaching firm conclusions about either the Shadow Brokers or the Equation Group, or indeed the files in question. The posted files don't appear, at least on quick inspection, to be recent.
Guccifer 2.0 is back, releasing more documents related to the compromise of US Democratic Party networks. As Motherboard notes, Guccifer 2.0 has morphed from a screenwriter's caricature of a hacktivist (complete with broken English and stumblebum clues left in files—we should mention, by the way, that the Shadow Brokers' prose style is a lot like Guccifer 2.0's early efforts, something between Ensign Chekhov and the Hekawi tribe from F Troop) into a polished, fluent leaker.
Parties unknown seem to be monitoring communications related to the ongoing Veracrypt security audit.
There's a bogus patch for QuadRooter in Google's Play Store. Stay clear: it's malware.
London's Metropolitan Police experiment with cyber marque and reprisal for solicitors.