Even as its core territory in Iraq and Syria shrink to insignificance, ISIS posts a Spanish-language video, promising to reconquer al Andalus, the Iberian Peninsula, lost to the Umma in the Fifteenth Century. Another ISIS inspirational video receiving wide circulation purports to show a ten-year-old American boy threatening President Trump.
ISIS and the Middle Eastern refugee crisis it's helped create have spawned large-scale human trafficking. Some traffickers ("slave-trading gangs," the Times of London calls them) are posting torture images to Facebook in attempts to extort ransom money from their captives' families.
These posts, and the most recent wave of hacked celebrity pictures, are inducing some observers (UN agencies among them) to ask why tech companies aren't addressing such incidents with the focus and alacrity they brought to booting the loathsome Daily Stormer from their services. Is the outrage selective, the decisions arbitrary, or is the problem simply more complex to admit of easy, principled solutions?
Some criminals, reports Trend Micro, are exploiting online games with malicious Chrome extensions to steal in-game currency. And SentinelOne has discovered that cheats for the popular Counter Strike: Global Offensive game are installing cryptocurrency miners on victim machines.
Unwelcome cryptocurrency miners are being distributed in other ways, too: Netskope Threat Labs has found the Zminer malware hosted in an Amazon S3 bucket.
UK data policy experts think HM Government's Snooper's Charter won't play well with GDPR.
FBI makes an arrest in the OPM breach. More emerges on FSB officers charged with spying for the CIA.