FireEye said that YouTube was also infested with Iranian front accounts, and yesterday Google took action to terminate "dozens" of them. They were channels for the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, the state-run media outlet that's been under US sanctions since 2013.
The Secureworks Counter Threat Unit this morning reported its discovery of "COBALT DICKENS," an extensive Iranian credential stealing campaign that targeted universities across sixteen domains with more than 300 spoofed pages in fourteen countries.
The Democratic Party confirmed that its phishing false alarm was produced by over-zealous, ill-conducted red-teaming by the party's Michigan wing.
Another election security own-goal was reported late yesterday in Texas, where nearly fifteen-million voter records were found in an exposed server by a New Zealand breach hunter who goes by the nom-de-hack "Flash Gordon." It's so far unknown who mishandled the data, but UpGuard suggests it may have been the Republican-leaning firm Data Trust.
US National Security Advisor Bolton is calling for Russia to knock off its attempts to influence US elections. Coincidentally or not, an Atlantic Council think-piece reminds everyone of the Panama Papers, and suggests that if you want to deter Russian cyber operations, a sound counter-value retaliatory strategy would go after the oligarch's bank accounts.
China promises trade retaliation against Australia for excluding Huawei and ZTE from its 5G network. Such retaliation will be a new Government's problem: Malcolm Turnbull is out as Australia's Prime Minister, replaced by Scott Morrison.
NSA alumna and leaker Reality Winner was sentenced to five years.