The Intercept late yesterday published a highly classified NSA report detailing Russian hacking related to last year's US elections. A 25-year-old US Air Force veteran, Reality Leigh Winner, employed by Federal contractor Pluribus International, was questioned and arrested in Georgia Saturday, charged with "removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet, in violation of 18 U.S.C. Section 793(e)." She is alleged to have printed and removed the report from a secure facility on May 9. Authorities learned of the leak less than a week ago when a news organization, presumably the Intercept, began asking questions about the material.
The report is noteworthy in that is indicates a campaign to spearphish election officials and conduct reconnaissance of voting systems that ran from August into the first week in November, after Fancy Bear had been named, shamed, and told to cut it out or else.
The UK terrorists appear to have been very well-known wolves indeed, one of them even having appeared on a television documentary about radicalization. Apple hints it's supplied investigators with metadata relevant to the suspects.
ISIS continues to seek to inspire, now with online video of its soldiers destroying a church in the Philippines.
US hopes for an "Arab NATO" and Chinese hopes for a "new Silk Road" run afoul of a diplomatic crisis spurred by hacking in Qatar, Bahrain, and the UAE.
The DarkOverlord returns, leaking eight episodes of an ABC show on Pirate Bay after ABC refused to pay extortion.