Indonesia is the latest country to say that its elections are coming under attack by Russian and Chinese actors, Bloomberg reports. The interference Jarkata claims it's seeing runs from influence operations to the creation of "ghost voters." Investigations into voter fraud are underway.
The US House of Representatives is holding hearings on election security. CISA Director Krebs is testifying today.
Venezuela's power crisis continues. Disputed president Maduro continues to blame US hacking for outages, Reuters and others say, and he's ordered US diplomats expelled (after the US already pulled them), but his story finds relatively few takers. Digital Journal has a summary of why cyberattack seems an unlikely explanation of grid failure. An account in WIRED of the difficulty of a black start, of bringing a dead grid back online, illustrates the consequences of infrastructure collapse.
A report to the Secretary of the Navy outlines the extent to which the US believes Chinese intelligence services have successfully prospected both the US Navy and the contractors who support it. The Wall Street Journal has an account.
Easily overlooked, perhaps because underwater, is that portion of the telecommunications infrastructure that takes the form of undersea cables. Those cables are proving a fresh field for Sino-American competition, says the Wall Street Journal, as Huawei's efforts to develop a pervasive share in that market draw attention. Australian authorities have for several years expressed reservations over Chinese companies' involvement in undersea cables.
Microsoft's patches yesterday addressed sixty-four issues, seventeen of them critical. Two fixed zero-days.