British cybersecurity analyst Matt Tait claimed that he was recruited by the late GOP operative Peter W. Smith to help verify hacked Clinton emails.
BlackOasis targets various figures involved in Middle Eastern politics, including people in the UN, opposition bloggers, activists and regional news reporters, researchers said.
Security experts say the attack was reminiscent of the infamous $81m Bangladesh Bank cyberheist, with similar malware and hacking tools used.
The company said it was alerted by Troy Hunt, security expert and founder of the data breach notification website Have I Been Pwned.
The spam email campaign was sent from domains that closely resembled those used by the legitimate HMRC – in this case it was using hmirc-gov.co.uk, Trustwave experts said.
"Any device that uses WiFi is likely vulnerable," the security expert has warned – a shocking assertion as so much of modern technology relies on such networks.
WikiLeaks steadily published thousands of embarrassing emails and documents linked to Democratic officials in the months leading up to the November election.
Pizza Hut said that its website was compromised and hackers stole some of its customers' card data between 1 and 2 October.
CoinHive has been used by some websites to generate digital currencies as an alternative to advertising.
The news comes as US President Donald Trump refused to certify the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which he has continued to describe as a "terrible" deal.
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DoubleLocker is based on a banking trojan and could become a "ransom-banker" that tries to wipe out victims' bank or PayPal accounts.
Dark web marketplaces Dream Market, Tochka, Trade Route and Wall Street went offline suddenly on 13 October.
A computer engineer found the Subaru key fob's rolling code – the internal system used to securely lock and unlock car doors – was "predictable".
Sophia was one of the panellists at the event centred on the rise of technology, specifically AI and its potential to accelerate global development goals.