Dark Reading calls CrowdStrike's report on Putter Panda the "tip of the iceberg." Quartz draws attention to one of the alleged hackers' personal details CrowdStrike casually uncovered. One Chen Ping (is that you, Chen Ping?) leaves digital exhaust consistent with the Dunder-Mifflinesque lifestyle Shanghai intelligence officers apparently lead.
PLA officers aren't the only ones leaving their spoor on the Internet: compare today's NPR account of what it's like to be subjected to Web surveillance. There's a lot of information out there about all of us on the grid. (Which is why the UK's GCHQ has found about a quarter of the hoods it was tracking have dropped off that grid since Snowden taught them OPSEC religion.)
Apple's HealthKit raises concerns about the personal information it could expose. Comcast's ongoing conversion of home Xfinity wireless routers into public hotspots by default is coldly received (despite Comcast's protestations of public spirit and good security).
Clandestine Fox is back, still unattributed and targeting the energy sector, now with fresh social-media savvy.
Cyber criminals remain active around the World Cup. Anonymous hacktivists have subjected a São Paulo military network to denial-of-service as part of its World Cup protest.
Other denial-of-service attacks, these of conventional criminal motivation, hit Evernote and Feedly.
The financial sector remains concerned about ZeuS, particularly in its Pandemiya variant. Pandemiya is unusual in that so much of its code is new—a departure from the black market's customary repurposing tweaked variants of familiar malware.
Ransomware surges unabated, despite the recent CryptoLocker takedown.