TASS is authorized to disclose that Russian election observers told the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe they watched two polling places in DC and seven in Maryland but found no irregularities with the US midterms. Thanks, guys, but up your game: nine locations are nothing, don't even cover one Congressional district.
The Internet Research Agency, a.k.a. Fancy Bear’s St. Petersburg troll farm, seems to have conducted an odd ask-me-anything Reddit with itself. The Daily Beast noticed that the IRA used questions the Beast posed to develop an illustrated auto-interrogation suffused with hipster irony.
National Cyber Security Centre deputy director Peter Yapp warned again that Britain hadn’t yet experienced a devastating Category One cyberattack, but that such an attack is likely (Forbes). In the US the Department of Homeland Security and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) are working with private industry on a wide range of industrial control system and IoT security measures to prevent or mitigate such an attack on their side of the Atlantic (NCCoE, Nextgov).
Symantec has dissected and described the FASTcash Trojan North Korea’s Lazarus Group has been using to loot ATMs.
Microsoft renews its pleas for an international accord that would bring formal norms to cyberspace (Dark Reading).
NSA cyber strategist Joyce describes how China has circumvented an agreement concluded under Presidents Obama and Xi that would have precluded industrial espionage in cyberspace (TheHill).
MIT studies conclude that people fall for fake news because they’re careless and want to believe (WIRED).