The head of Germany's foreign intelligence service, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), joins warnings of a Russian cyber threat to next year's elections.
More accounts of how US intelligence targeted ISIS information operators, and a young Syrian continues to survive and tweet under the Assad regime's bombardment of Aleppo. ISIS has not yet claimed responsibility for the knife-rampage at Ohio State University yesterday, but the Caliphate's sympathizers have begun lionizing the late alleged attacker as a "brother."
Deutsche Telekom, recovering from Sunday's DDoS attack by an evolved version of the Mirai botnet, issues a router firmware upgrade to mitigate the exploited vulnerability. The router flaw, also implicated in last week's attack against Eircom, leaves Internet port 7547 open to external connections. That port is then used to send commands based on TR-069 and TR-064 protocols.
San Francisco's Municipal Transport Agency resumes normal service after a ransomware attack on payment and scheduling terminals. They did not pay the ransom, and so far have suffered none of the threatened consequences. KrebsOnSecurity reports a security researcher hacked the attacker's mailbox and found links suggesting connections to other ransomware attacks. Signs point toward a Southwest Asian hacker, but no firm attribution, yet.
Old news persists: WikiLeaks releases Carter Administration diplomatic cables from 1979, former Secretary of State Clinton faces continued civil litigation over emails, and prospective Secretary of State Petraeus remains under investigation for his own security breaches.
xHamster user accounts are appearing on the dark web. Don't say John McAfee didn't warn you years ago.