Investigation into the recent MedStar hack continues. MedStar has hired Symantec to find and fix the problems. The hospital chain denies anonymous reports that failure to patch known JBoss web application server vulnerabilities were implicated in the attack.
Akamai reports the Bill Gates/bot family of malware is being used by criminals to facilitate distributed denial-of-service attacks. Attackers are using SSH brute forcing for root login credentials.
Azerbaijani hacktivists hijack the Twitter account of Russia's embassy to Armenia.
The entire database of the Philippines’ Commission on Elections has been leaked. Some 55 million voters' information is exposed online.
The Los Angeles Times discloses that it's been hacked, and that access to the paper's website is for sale in the black market. The attack exploited a flaw in the WordPress installation the Times uses to manage its "events" subdomain.
Mossack Fonseca, the law firm breached in the Panama Papers case, reminds the world that it's a victim here, and that the only crime known to have been committed is the crime of hacking Mossack Fonseca. The firm has filed a complaint with Panamanian prosecutors, and tells Reuters the hack was "definitely an outside job." Iceland's got a new prime minister and is calling early elections as a result of the breach; beyond that more celebrities than political leaders seem to be named in dispatches.
Cisco has issued patches fixing vulnerabilities in several products. Adobe is preparing an emergency patch for a Flash Player bug that is being actively exploited in the wild.