German Federal criminal police have arrested a 20-year-old man in the #hackerangriff case. The suspect is a Hessian student; he says his motivation was "anger" and disaffection (ORF). An acquaintance in Heilbronn is being questioned as a witness (Frankfurter Allgemeine).
The US Government, with the NCSC in the lead, warns companies of all sizes about the threat of cyber espionage and recommends best practices for self-protection. Chinese espionage is the principal concern (Reuters).
The Czech Republic considers banning Huawei and ZTE devices on security grounds (Prague Monitor). Huawei meets with Japanese authorities to seek relaxation of that country's ban (RCR Wireless News). Some think Lenovo may be the next Chinese company to receive hostile international scrutiny (Bloomberg). A cyber cold war, complete with spheres of influence, is widely predicted (Defense One).
Facebook's investigation into Democrat inauthentic election influence operations widens (Washington Post).
WikiLeaks circulated a "confidential" legal memo to several news outlets outlining one-hundred-forty "false and defamatory" things they should stop saying about WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. The communiqué was probably prompted by reporting in the Guardian (Reuters). The memo, foreseeably leaked as soon as received, may be read full and unredacted at Ars Technica and elsewhere. Among the misapprehensions WikiLeaks' lawyers are particularly concerned to correct are: that Mr. Assange is a paid Russian agent, that WikiLeaks has "members" like al Qaeda (as opposed to employees, like any media outlet), and that Mr. Assange not only hates the United States, but also bleaches his hair and neglects his cat.