Ecuador's government has issued a communiqué on Julia Assange's Internet outage. They say they did it, and on their own, not in response to any external pressure, because Assange was using their London embassy and its Internet connectivity to interfere with another country's election. That other country, of course, is the United States. That explanation seems about right—no responsible foreign ministry wants its embassies used for virtual filibustering. But Russia Today isn't buying it, and trots out an interview with a disaffected US Foreign Service type to argue on the basis of a priori possibility that the US hacked the connection. Ecuador notes that it continues to extend Assange asylum, and that they've not interfered at all with WikiLeaks.
WikiLeaks is expected to continue doxing the US elections through next month.
ThreatConnect offers a rundown on Fancy Bear and all its works, including the circumstantial grounds people have attributed them to Russia.
The US response to what it unequivocally calls Russian cyber operations against the US remains unclear—Assange's Internet disruption probably wasn't it, certainly not all of it, especially since the US promised to send a message that couldn't be missed. Speculation centers on the possibility of a Panama-Papers-like release of documents embarrassing to Russian President Putin.
Security firm Sucuri finds that cybercriminals are hiding stolen card data in website product images.
Financial institutions in London are sustaining a significant ransomware campaign. Worldwide, the prevailing strain of ransomware circulating by email remains Locky.
Several adult websites are compromised.