An unusually large amount of cyber-rioting is reported from the usual parts of the world. Australian sites continue to draw attention from Indonesian hacktivists. In Columbia, FARC insurgents call for a regional campaign to drive out US bases: since FARC explicitly recognize such a campaign would have to be asymmetric, it's reasonable to expect cyber attacks.
More signs emerge of a global man-in-the-middle cyber crimewave.
Concerns about Chinese cyber espionage surface in the US and elsewhere. These include renewed warnings of "pre-hacked" hardware. Many observers suggest leaks about US surveillance have emboldened Chinese government cyber operators, but it seems very unlikely the PLA needed any such disinhibition. Oh, also, China blames the US for stalled talks over duty-free IT trade.
Allegations of US-government spyware planting operations surface from Snowden via the Netherlands press. Australian intelligence agencies are reported upset at the US NSA, not for surveillance, but for poor internal security.
Analysts continue to warn of security problems with the troubled US Healthcare.gov program. At least one state site (Vermont's) reports a privacy breach. Conventional (legacy?) healthcare providers continue to report familiar breaches—mistakenly posted documents, lost unencrypted physical media—even as the drive towards increased medical data automation and sharing seems inexorable.
CryptoLocker remains a threat, and perhaps a harbinger of worse ransomware to come.
Preliminary results of GridEx II are under discussion. Much of this North American power grid cyber drill concentrated on, predictably, effective attack-information sharing.
A UN resolution on surveillance proceeds, for now largely undiluted by Anglo-American objections.