More emerges on the FBI's renewed investigation of emails that allegedly transited from former Secretary of State Clinton's private server to a laptop used by former New York Representative Anthony Wiener. WikiLeaks continues to make good on its promise to release discreditable documents related to the Clinton campaign; Julian Assange denies that he's getting those documents from Russia. Sources tell various news outlets that FBI investigators have high confidence that five unnamed foreign intelligence services succeeded in compromising the former Secretary's now decommissioned private server.
Concerns about Russian influence on US elections continue. Among those concerns are the prospect of distributed denial-of-service campaigns against election-related targets. DDoS fears have risen since the Mirai Internet-of-things botnet attacks last month. Bitdefender reports finding an exploitable vulnerability in widely used web cameras. MalwareMustDie warns against the IoT-focused Linux/IRCTelnet malware. The Online Trust Association says the DDoS against Dyn could have been "easily" prevented with better secured IoT devices, which is no doubt true, but mopping up the very large number of insecure devices is a far from trivial challenge.
Sophos has acquired Irish security analytics shop Barricade. A much larger acquisition has also been announced: Broadcom is buying Brocade for $5.5 billion,
NICE (the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education) is meeting this week in Kansas City. NIST has used the occasion to launch not only its CyberSeek jobs map, but a draft Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. NSA and its LifeJourney partner is offering a Day of Cyber for students: registrations have passed five million.