Forbes reports that Cloudflare has observed significant distributed denial-of-service attacks against various protest and civil rights groups during unrest over the death of George Floyd. Other, more conventional forms of interference are also in evidence: the Sun Times says the Chicago Police Department's radios have been jammed during response to protests and rioting over the weekend.
Reuters reports on the reappearance of Anonymous during the current US unrest, and the news service characterizes it as the revival of a brand by "hackers and hucksters," which is probably a useful way of understanding the operation of an anarchist collective. Another class of online actors—influencers— is also actively engaged in brand-building. A number of these are drawing criticism, according to the Telegraph, for showing up at protests for photo ops.
The gang behind Maze ransomware last November pioneered the now routine criminal practice of stealing data to gain leverage against their victims. BleepingComputer reports that Maze is now leading the formation of a cartel that would enable ransomware gangs to cooperate and share information.
Primary voting in the US proceeded this week, but difficulties in distributing and collecting postal ballots (described by the Washington Post) prompted some jurisdictions (including the District of Columbia) to move toward potentially risky workarounds, like voting by email.
What are people doing while socially distanced and sheltering at home? Apparently many are considering a career in cybercrime. CyberNews thinks a lot of searching for how-to-hack information indicates widespread interest in a walk on the dark side.