More documents taken from the US Democratic National Committee are released. Nothing newly scabrous, but Russia Today continues to waggle the Guccifer 2.0 sockpuppet to misdirect all from the hackers who doxed the DNC. ABC News says those hackers call themselves "Fancy Bear," which isn't quite accurate: that's what CrowdStrike calls them. Fancy Bear actually calls itself "Гла́вное разве́дывательное управле́ние" (over here people usually say "GRU").
US officials continue to worry about election hacking, and appear to have settled on a policy of offering help to state and local authorities without designating voting "critical infrastructure" or Federalizing elections.
Fancy Bear is also said to be behind the doxing of the World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA), exposing non-Russian Olympians' medical records in a spirit of tu quoque about performance-enhancing substances. (Again, the hacking, not the records, is the shock.)
Ransomware crime continues to pay. One malware author is, incredibly, reported by McAfee Labs to have netted some $94 million ($121 million gross).
KrebsOnSecurity says the US Secret Service is warning of a new ATM threat, "periscope skimming," in which a specialized "probe" connects to the machine's circuit board to access card data.
In the US, Congress is again taking up surveillance legislation. The Intelligence Community (including the NSA Director) this week testified in favor of strong encryption.
Senator McCain (R-Arizona) vows to block any attempt to separate NSA and US Cyber Command. Secretary of Defense Carter muses that NSA might do better as an independent agency.
Snowden says he deserves a pardon.