The Voice of America reports that Chinese intelligence services are collecting against the US Presidential campaign of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. The campaign appears not to have been compromised.
Anonymous, with its cosplayer's customary overstatement, claimed yesterday that the United States was under crippling distributed denial-of-service attack, probably by China. But as Cloudflare and others pointed out, it's not. T-Mobile had a rocky upgrade yesterday that impeded calls and texts; that probably sparked the false DDoS rumors. The vague, hand-waving attack-map eye-candy someone tweeted in the anarchist collective's "Anonymous" non-name appears to put the campaign's center somewhere between Omaha and Des Moines, which could be why we missed it here in Baltimore, but we think Forbes, TechCrunch, and Computing have it right: there was no DDoS.
The US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts has charged six former eBay employees with "conspiracy to commit cyberstalking and conspiracy to tamper with witnesses" in a nasty case of harassment. They are alleged to have hounded and doxed a Natick, Massachusetts, couple who ran an e-commerce newsletter that sometimes posted critical reviews of eBay. The harassment included anonymous and disturbing deliveries (a bloody pig mask, a book on mourning a spouse's death, etc.) and even physical visits to the victims' home (disrupted by local police). The six defendants, all of whom eBay fired last September after an internal investigation prompted by a Natick police notification, included some senior and middle managers. Other personnel (unindicted) including eBay's Chief Communications Officer, were also dismissed.