Late Friday the US Intelligence Community reported that Russian intelligence services were acting against the candidacy of Democratic nominee Clinton during the US Presidential election. The evidence of intent to influence the election in favor of the Republican nominee consists largely of the dog that didn't bark—no Republican National Committee documents were leaked even as WikiLeaks vigorously doxed the Democratic National Committee. While some insiders say the Republican National Committee wasn't hacked, the general opinion is that they probably were, and that the take was withheld to influence the election. President Obama has directed an investigation. One interesting sidelight: the Russians appear to have been as surprised as anyone by President-elect Trump's success.
The State of Georgia's request that the Department of Homeland Security explain apparent attempts to penetrate the firewall around the state's election systems spawns an investigation. There are several possibilities: nefarious DHS attempts on the system, benign vulnerability scans, attack by a rogue employee, or nothing at all. The second seems likeliest, but investigation is in its earliest stages.
North Korea issues its customary denial of responsibility for malware found in South Korean military networks.
Motherboard outlines the record of companies selling lawful intercept tools to Syria's Assad regime.
War on the Rocks publishes an interesting overview of ISIS information operations, and why they work.
International police sweeps round up DDoS suspects.
Netgear works to patch flaws in its home routers.
An unusually repellent ransomware campaign offers free decryption in exchange for your infecting your neighbors.