Fancy Bear continues its busy romp through Russia's Western targets, not just the US Democratic National Committee and various high numeros in the Clinton campaign, but (according to ESET) more than 1800 distinct email addresses throughout Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Latin America. Bit.ly-based phishing links were evidently used to compromise the Gmail accounts of both Clinton operative John Podesta and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Motherboard has a nice catch of convincing-looking phishbait—they invite you to look and consider whether you'd bite.
US Director of National Intelligence Clapper says, pace candidate Trump, that there's really no serious doubt the Russian services are the ones culling and distributing the election season's email sleaze, and ODNI's got the forensics to back up the attribution.
Fancy Bear's take continues to be distributed through DCLeaks and WikiLeaks. The latter has released, among other stuff, one of President Obama's pre-Presidential email addresses. TechCrunch tried emailing him. It didn't bounce, but no reply, yet.
WikiLeaks' Julian Assange remains in Ecuador's London embassy. Ecuador continues to extend him asylum, but they've cut off his Internet. A number of Wi-Fi vigilantes are said to be hanging around outside, offering Mr. Assange the use of their hotspots, but with what success is unknown.
ThreatConnect reports that the same Chinese actors believed to have hacked the US Office of Personnel Management and the Anthem insurance network are back, now targeting Franco-American infrastructure companies.
An ATM hacking wave hits India; banks cope with compromised debit cards.