WikiLeaks' site has been attacked and defaced by OurMine, the Saudi-based hackers whose public stance is that they're grey hat pentesters, freelancing into vulnerable sites for the general good. This time, however, the defacement indicates it's personal, an instance of long festering bad blood between OurMine and WikiLeaks.
It's about time for more documents to emerge from WikiLeaks' Vault7, but as of this writing, there's nothing yet.
ESET researchers have more on Turla, the Russian cyberespionage campaign that's returned this summer to prospect diplomatic and defense industry targets in Europe, the Middle East, and South America. ESET has determined that the threat group uses a second backdoor, "Gazer," in addition to the ones familiar from Turla's WhiteBear toolkit.
Insecure APIs trouble Instagram (some high-profile accounts have been compromised) and the US Federal Communications Commission (where jokers probably dissatisfied with how net neutrality regulations are playing out have installed Rick and Morty gifs).
Twitter bots are serving information operations, amplifying some voices and pushing some memes, and intimidating those their masters aren't influencing.
Add House of Cards to the list of television hacks, alongside Game of Thrones. Some of the show's scripts and other production information have been compromised, but this appears to be inadvertent exposure as opposed to focused criminal attack.
In patching news, a cross-site scripting flaw in the Woocommerce WordPress plugin has been fixed. Siemens patches LOGO, and patients with St. Jude pacemakers are advised to see their doctor for a firmware update.
Special counsel's election-hacking inquiry continues.