Stolen Yahoo data appear on the black market, initially priced around $300,000. Observers note the data are valuable for either criminal or espionage purposes. It seems increasingly likely that Yahoo itself will face growing hostile scrutiny from both regulators and investors. The company's stock price took a predictable hit, and there are reports that Verizon is considering ways of backing out of its planned acquisition of Yahoo's core assets.
The Equation Group code the ShadowBrokers have now put on their discount zeronet retail shelf could, if purchased and used, afford various bad actors newly commodified modes of attack, HackerHouse reports.
Recorded Future reports the US Election Assistance Commission breach enables "Rasputin" to sell an SQL exploit on the dark web.
Investigation of Russian hacking of US elections continues, now with bipartisan Congressional goading. The issues are these: No one seriously doubts Russian intelligence services compromised the Democratic National Committee (and also made attempts with mixed success on the Republicans). How WikiLeaks received the emails perceived as so damaging to the Clinton campaign is less clear. Theories range from direct provision by the Russians (denied by WikiLeaks), through sourcing by a Russian front, to compromise by a disgruntled DNC-insider (in most stories a Sanders adherent). US President Obama faces growing pressure to "do something."
In the UK, Tories want GCHQ to offer more cyberdefense for banks; Labour wants government to inspect tech companies' algorithms. German legislation would address fake news, and Australia might shift the burden of proof against vulnerability researchers.