Indian cross-border strikes against Pakistani sites allegedly implicated in terrorist attacks within India appear to have prompted a phishing campaign from Pakistan against Indian Army targets.
WikiLeaks continues to harry the campaign of former Secretary of State Clinton. The campaign says the leaks were achieved by hacking, which the campaign is comparing to the 1972 Watergate break-in. The FBI is said to be investigating, but won't say much about the latest Podesta leaks beyond, yes, we're investigating things. Russian intelligence services are generally suspected. Buzz Feed has a profile of Fancy Bear, with an interesting rundown on the GRU unit's long history of cyber operations against non-US targets.
Sierra Wireless warns that cellular gear has been roped into the Mirai Internet-of-things DDoS botnet. Another IoT threat—"Luabot"—has also appeared.
A curious new strain of ransomware—"Exotic," you can recognize it by the Hitler imagery it uses—isn't actually a threat, yet, according to its discoverers at MalwareHunterTeam. Exotic's developer, "EvilTwin," seems more interested in cozying up to security researchers than in effective cybercrime, thanking them for their feedback and sharing screenshots.
More dangerous is CryPy, which, according to Kaspersky, encrypts individual files each with their own key.
The authors of Dyre (quiescent since last November) are working on a new banking Trojan, "Trickbot," which Fidelis reports has surfaced in Australia and Canada.
ISIS messaging is being challenged to explain the loss of Dabiq, which ISIS had prophesied would be the site of the final victorious battle against the kufar.