Twitter continues to notify users that they've been contacted by bots from the Internet Research Agency, the now-famous St. Petersburg troll farm. Russian bots appear to have shown a new flurry of activity over the weekend.
Tweeting toward Washington, the bots call for the release of a FISA memorandum prepared by House Intelligence Committee staff. The memo's said, by the bots and others, to be "explosive," and perhaps good government would be served by its release, but that's not what they're interested in around Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Social media trolling is also on the upswing in the Czech Republic as it conducts the presidential run-off between challenger Jiri Drahos and incumbent Milos Zeman. Radio Liberty says the trolls snapping mostly at Drahos.
A new Trojan, "Evrial," has been discovered. It has the unusual ability to snoop through not just browser cookies and stored credentials, but also through Windows Clipboard. That latter capability is paired with the ability to replace strings in the Clipboard. Criminals are using such replacement to redirect BitCoin payments to their own accounts.
This month's wave of SamSam ransomware crests in the healthcare sector. Allscripts continues its recovery from the infestation disclosed last week.
Natalya Kaspersky, Eugene's ex and co-founder of their eponymous security company Kaspersky Lab, has said, reports Sputnik, that Satoshi Nakamoto is a crypto crew inside the US Intelligence Community. They created Bitcoin as "dollar 2.0" the better to advance the Five Eyes' interests, says she. (Others say Satoshi was a rogue AI.)