Anonymous remains predictably double-minded about ISIS. On the one hand the anarchist collective doesn't like violent jihad; on the other it also doesn't want to get coopted by the Man.
US elections approach with much overheated trepidation about hacking. At this point such fears will probably serve as inspiration—Fancy Bear can probably take the week off. More WikiLeaks dumps are expected, but don't expect the FBI to wrap up renewed investigations into State Department emails and pay-for-play foundation allegations before Tuesday. It will take time to sift through those half-million plus homebrew-server emails on Mr. Wiener's laptop.
Liberia is sustaining a massive, nationwide distributed denial-of-service attack. The Mirai Internet-of-things botnet is again implicated, and e-commerce in the country is described as having ground to a halt.
IoT botnets can be used for more than DDoS. ESET and GoSecure describe Linux/Moose, malware that herds IoT bots for social media—specifically Instagram—fraud.
Booz Allen has fresh research on 2015's hack of Ukraine's power grid. Of particular interest is the attackers' patience: the blackouts were two years in preparation. The researchers also find more evidence of Russian state involvement.
Skycure reports on Exaspy, Android malware used in highly targeted attacks against business executives.
In industry news, CenturyLink, itself in the process of buying Level 3, is selling its data centers and collocation business to a joint venture led by BC Partners and Medina Capital. That new security company has also acquired four complementary cybersecurity shops—Cryptzone, Catbird, Easy Solutions, and Brainspace.