The US, late Friday, officially attributed election-related email hacking to Russia's government. A joint statement by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security said the Intelligence Community was confident the operation could only have been authorized at the Russian government's highest levels. This opens a more confrontational phase in what observers generally regard as the Cold War redivivus. The US indicated it will take steps to protect itself "at a time and place of our choosing." Observers expect more anti-Russian sanctions.
Russian officials dismiss the attribution as "rubbish" designed to inflame anti-Russian hysteria. (It's also rubbish, Foreign Minister Lavrov says, to think Snowden was a Russian agent.) In the US Presidential campaign, candidate Clinton says Russia's trying to throw the election to Trump; candidate Trump says it's unclear Russia's behind election-related hacks, and that Clinton belongs in jail for mishandling classified material.
WikiLeaks posted 2050 emails purporting to be from candidate Clinton's campaign manager, John Podesta. They look generally discreditable, as leaked emails usually do.
The International Atomic Energy Agency reports that an unnamed nuclear plant sustained a successful cyberattack two to three years ago.
Imperva says the Mirai botnet was both "territorial" (disabling competing malware on infected systems) and selective (avoiding IP addresses belonging to the US Department of Defense, General Electric, and HP). Recent distributed denial-of-service campaigns move the European Union to advance work toward IoT security standards.
The FBI wants another iPhone unlocked, this one belonging to Minnesota's mall-stabbing terrorist.