Patriotic hacktivism, possibly state-directed, flares again in the long-running antipathy between India and Pakistan.
Australia's leadership swears off WhatsApp as a security risk. (In the UK, security fears have led HM Government to exclude iWatches from cabinet meetings.)
To the embarrassing emails published by WikiLeaks add another online problem for US Presidential candidate Clinton's campaign manager Podesta: his Twitter account was hijacked yesterday to tweet "I've switched teams. Vote Trump." US Federal officials at the Departments of Justice, Defense, and Homeland Security continue to evolve plans for protecting state and local election infrastructure.
The US mulls its response to Russian election hacking. That response, when it comes, whatever it may prove to be, is promised to be "proportional," a concept whose home is just war theory. The Russian embassy to the US crocodile-tweets its own take on the state of Russo-American relations: "bilateral relations became collateral damage in domestic debate in US. We are open to restarting dialogue and restoring normalcy."
Compromised IoT devices have a bigger role in the criminal underground than DDoS botnet potential. Researchers find criminals are also using them as proxies to hide their location, and exploiting them in other workaday ways.
Criminals are increasingly using in-game currencies to launder real-world money.
Hackers compromise Modern Business Solutions' MongoDB.
Windows Script File attachments are being actively exploited in the wild.
SAP fixes forty-eight vulnerabilities, the most in any patch since 2012.
Cybersecurity stocks show unpleasant volatility as traders react to Fortinet's downbeat guidance on security spending trends.