TalkTalk and the British Post Office were hit with a distributed denial-of-service attack Sunday. The incident was smaller than the one that afflicted Deutsche Telekom: about 100,000 UK customers were knocked offline. A Mirai IoT botnet is implicated (the botmasters again tell affected customers they're sorry).
Shamoon continues to bedevil Saudi networks, destroying data in several sectors. Civil aviation is thought to be particularly affected by the Iranian malware.
WikiLeaks doxes the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) over its relationship with the US NSA. WikiLeaks also sustained a four-hour outage yesterday, and speculators speculate on a priori grounds that the incident was retaliatory DDoS.
Russian authorities say they've uncovered "a plot" by unnamed foreign intelligence services (but they're looking at you, Vice President Biden, you spymaster you) to disrupt Russia's banking system with a mix of cyberattacks and information operations designed to foment financial panic. These statements have a certain symmetry with concerns expressed in the US over Russian election hacking. On that election hacking, FireEye describes Russian intelligence services as having "weaponized social media," and says those services no longer appear to care, much, about their activities remaining undetected. Several US Senators have asked the White House to reveal more of what they think the White House knows about Russian attempts to influence the election.
A careless police investigator seems to have exposed documents relevant to Europol terror investigations.
In good news, an international police operation (involving the FBI, the NCA, the Bundeskriminalamt, and others) has taken down the Avalanche cyberfraud ring.