The Jihadist group ISIS continues to show considerable aptitude for information operations (despite its own social media leaks discovered last week). Their opponents in the Syrian Electronic Army remain preoccupied with media site hijacking and redirection: more analysis appears today of SEA's weekend Reuters hack.
Anonymous appears to have fizzled with OpPetrol, and its spottily successful OpWorldCup has now declined into defacement of a Brazilian actress's website.
The attack on the unnamed hedge fund BAE coyly disclosed is now said to have cost the victim "millions," and is perceived as part of a larger campaign directed against not only hedge funds, but the closely allied high-frequency trading sector as well. The attackers apparent aim is to get inside traders' OODA loop, the better to profit from market manipulation.
Researchers at Kaspersky and the University of Toronto examine the controversial lawful intercept products of HackingTeam. Their study reveals, inter alia, the locations of many of the Italian company's command-and-control servers.
Heartbleed remains a concern, with estimates of vulnerable servers plateaued at 300,000. The vulnerability is being exploited in the wild: insurer Aviva is reported to be among the victims.
Some familiar malware spreads to new fields of activity. SCADA threat Havex now turns up in control systems outside its original electrical grid targets. Mobile malware SVPENG continues geographic expansion. And AskMen.com has been compromised with code injections leading to Caphaw infections.
Some smaller police departments in the southern US report ransomware attacks.
Gartner's conference spawns a clutch of new product announcements.