Information operations directed toward influencing or disruption elections have surfaced in several countries. ClearSky reports finding an Iranian disinformation campaign aimed at planting bogus stories in and around Israel. One Hebrew-language site, Tel Aviv Times, published plagiarized stories altered to support Iranian interests. Fourteen bogus Facebook profiles and eleven inauthentic Twitter accounts were coordinated with the campaign. Several of the sites involved in the operation targeting Israel closed after exposure. The operation's playbook seems to have resembled that uncovered late last month in the US.
Swedish authorities have warned of foreign disinformation designed to affect recently concluded elections. And in Russia a domestic campaign is running to suppress dissenting voters.
Apple continues to eject questionable security apps from its Store. Over the weekend it developed that researchers are apparently associating some of these apps with Trend Micro. This story is still developing, and early reports may be confused. Apple took the questionable apps down after Cupertino was notified of their behavior.
Group-IB thinks it likely that at least one the two members of the Silence cybercriminal crew have worked or may even still work in the security industry.
British Airways continues to struggle with its large data breach. Ubio says that the airline's payment site was loading scripts from at least seven domains other than its own. Some think the incident involves a third-party compromise similar to the one that hit Ticketmaster in the UK. The airline itself may be facing a heavy £500 million fine and a customer boycott.