The highly diversified and decentralized US election system kept a close eye on Tuesday's off-off-year elections (see WOLF News) and has more-or-less declared success (as Fifth Domain notes), but CISA Director Krebs told CBS News no one should get cocky.
The website defacement campaign against Georgia remains unattributed. It required little skill to execute, but CPO Magazine thinks it could be a harbinger of election attacks elsewhere.
The US Justice Department has charged three men, two former Twitter employees and a Saudi national who apparently acted as their controller, with acting as agents of a foreign government without notice to the Attorney General and with the destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in a Federal investigation. The Government accused Ahmad Abouammo, a US citizen, with snooping into three twitter users' accounts. Ali Alzabarah, a Saudi national who, like Mr. Abouammo, worked at Twitter, allegedly accessed more than six-thousand Twitter accounts in 2015. Their liaison with Riyadh is alleged to be Ahmed Almutairi.
Mr. Abouammo is in custody, but Messrs. Alzabarah and Almutairi are on the wing, and thought likely to be in Saudi Arabia. The criminal complaint ties their activities to "Organization No.1" led by "Foreign Official-1," and "Royal Family Member-1," who owned the charity. The Washington Post identifies these respectively as Bader Al Asaker, MiSK, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Twitter accounts of interest to the alleged spies were, the Wall Street Journal reports, critical of the Saudi regime in general and the Crown Prince in particular.