The weekend's riot and homicide in Charlottesville, Virginia, reverberate in social media with outing of rioters, etc. Anonymous has protested, with a DDoS attack against Charlottesville municipal websites, the neo-Nazi rally that prompted the disturbance.
The hackers working the #LeakTheAnalyst campaign (afflicting minor pain on FireEye) released another small cache of material, only a fraction of which alludes to the company. Their diction grows more ShadowBrokerish (although there's no evident connection with the Brokers): "Guess what, we're going to punish the lairs [sic], the fat riches who care only about their stock shares," they explained on Pastebin.
The Brokers themselves have not been heard from this month (it's early), but their wares are getting some poor reviews on Steemit. "A ripoff," one dissatisfied customer writes with dismissive disgust.
Negative reviews in dark web souks may be one way of hitting otherwise inaccessible dealers in contraband, an Ohio State sociologist's study concludes: in illegal markets, reputation is everything.
"Mr. Smith" has leaked more stolen HBO material. No Game of Thrones, but episodes from Ballers, Barry, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Insecure, Latino Shorts, Room 104, and the Deuce.
Google purges a number of SonicSpy-infected apps from the Playstore. Lookout researchers last week reported about a thousand such infestations.
Oxford researchers describe "collusion attacks" in a proof-of-concept that shows Android libraries may be exploited to reveal data to unauthorized services when the libraries are shared among several apps.
In industry news, two startups announce new funding: Wickr has raised $8.8 million, Dragos $10 million.