Automated Twitter accounts have turned up in Sweden, according to a study by that country's defense research establishment. The bots, of unknown provenance, appear to be interested in the election, where they seem likelier to favor the country's third largest party, the Sweden Democrats, whose nationalist and anti-immigrant line appears positioned to make a run at overtaking the opposition Moderate party for second place behind the governing Social Democrats.
The US FBI says that it doesn't have much evidence supporting recent reports (and Presidential tweets) that Chinese intelligence compromised former Secretary of State Clinton's insecure private server. Observers say that doing so would represent a departure for Chinese espionage, which has specialized in intellectual property theft. Chinese information operations have tended to focus on sponsoring think tanks and cultural centers—a kind of malign version of Germany's benign Goethe Institut.
A criminal is selling data belonging to 130 million guests who've stayed at hotels belonging to China's Huazhu Group. Several security companies reporting finding the offering in a dark web souk: the hacker wants 8 Bitcoin (about $56,000) for the whole shebang.
Manufacturers of two medical devices, Qualcomm's Life Capsule Datacaptor Terminal Server and Becton Dickinson's Alaris TIVA Syringe Pump, disclosed through ICS-CERT that their devices allow remote unauthenticated access. Patches and upgrades are available; hospitals are urged to apply them.
A young man has been charged in connection with the creation of the Satori botnet, but observers wonder if he really had the technical chops to do the crime.