Analysis Intelligence believes it sees coordination of attacks among the Iranian Cyber Army, Parastoo, and the al-Qassam Cyber Fighters; this suggests common direction by Tehran.
Several exploits are in play at week's end, as more malware attacks the Android "Master Key" vulnerability, Google Play apps have issues with "overly aggressive" adware, compromised Twitter accounts become malware vectors, and phony Apple Store emails deliver client-side exploits.
Cisco and OpenX release fixes; Microsoft previews its Patch Tuesday offerings.
The Economist offers dueling viewpoints on active defense. A hot market reputation can evanesce swiftly: witness the withdrawal of two secure, private email services (possibly under US Government legal pressure). Thus a sector other than cloud services feels a Snowden-driven pinch.
Other industry news suggests the cyber labor market is ripe for technology-driven de-skilling. Systems administrators appear to be the first targets of labor-force contraction as NSA bruits its intention of doing without some 90% of its own. General Alexander hints that they'll be replaced by a "thin virtual cloud structure." Cyber talent is scarce and pricey, so replacing labor with capital is unsurprising. We'll see if the technology is up to it.
Congressional scrutiny of US electronic surveillance continues. The New York Times reports such programs are bigger than hitherto believed; NSA insists it respects privacy.