In a surprise ruling, Kenya's supreme court rules that presidential elections conducted early in August were, in fact, sufficiently tampered with to warrant a do-over within the next sixty days. Incumbent President Kenyatta's reelection is thus nullified, much to the surprise of everyone (including the disappointed challenger who petitioned the court to set the results aside on the grounds that voting had been electronically manipulated). The decision is particularly surprising given the consensus among international observers that the election had been fairly conducted.
FireEye says Chinese cyber operators have increased their attacks on government and business targets in Vietnam. The attacks coincide with increased tension over South China Sea territorial claims.
North Korean operators are more closely tied to raids on South Korean Bitcoin exchanges. The DPRK is expected to make more such attacks as it seeks to compensate for revenue lost from sanctions imposed to constrain its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
WikiLeaks yesterday dumped documents purporting to describe a CIA implant framework, "Angelfire," said to be effective against Windows 7 and Windows XP machines. Bleeping Computer sniffs that if Angelfire is indeed a CIA product, it doesn't represent Langley's best work. Its discussion characterizes the tools described as crude.
Locky and other ransomware have surged this week. One strain is even reported to have been present in certain US Government websites.
Accused leaker and former NSA contractor Reality Winner tells the court that she wasn't properly Mirandized when she first spoke with FBI Special Agents searching her apartment.