Saturday's terrorist attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz killed at least twenty-nine: twelve members of the Revolutionary Guard and seventeen civilian spectators, including children and the elderly. Responsibility for the murders has been claimed by several groups, including ISIS and the Ahvaz National Resistance (an Arab opposition group that operates a television station from London). Tehran attributes the attack to the separatist Patriotic Arab Democratic Movement in Ahwaz (which denies involvement), but the Islamic Republic places ultimate blame on the US, the UK and the Arab Gulf states. Renewed cyber conflict among Iran, its allies, and its adversaries may be expected.
The Zero Day Initiative at the end of last week reported a vulnerability in the Microsoft JET Database Engine. It's said to affect all versions of Windows. Trend Micro, which discovered the issue, disclosed it to Microsoft. The Zero Day Initiative has gone public with the disclosure because one-hundred-twenty days have elapsed since Redmond was notified. The Register says that 0Patch has promised to offer its own fix; 0Patch has been tweeting about the vulnerability.
ANSSI, France's national information security agency, is asking outsiders to contribute to the development of CLIP OS, ANSSI's Linux-based, security-optimized operating system.
Tough talk about Russian cyber operations and the prospect of Western retaliation has been emerging from both the US and the UK.
Russian regional elections appear not to have gone entirely as Moscow would have wished.
Stolen frequent-flier miles are a hot commodity in dark web souks.