As tensions among former Soviet republics persist, Armenian security services allegedly uncover a social media phishing campaign mounted by intelligence organs in neighboring Azerbaijan. Watch for increasing cyber operations in the region; expect, for example, Russia to deniably marshal some low-grade Uzbek cyber muscle against Ukraine.
Iraq's social-media clampdown is being widely evaded by users of mesh-networking app Firechat and censorship circumvention system Psiphon. The government imposed restrictions in response to ISIS's successful use of social media for information operations, but the surge in Firechat and Psiphon seems a grassroots phenomenon not directed by any faction.
State-directed hacking and other pressures aiming to repress speech and local political activity are eroding, observers fear, the "Basic Law" guaranteeing Hong Kong special autonomy within China.
AdaptiveMobile identifies a new mobile worm, "Selfmite," that spreads by SMS and propagates by texting contacts in the infected device's address book.
Self-installed versions of WordPress are found vulnerable to exploitation through a remote code execution zero-day in the latest version of the TimThumb plug-in's Webshot feature.
Be wary of all attachments arriving in unexpected email, even if (especially if) they purport to be judicial summons: they're currently carrying zip files with the Zortob Trojan as a payload. Zortob typically leads to a further Zeus infection.
The debate over a self-defense right to hack back continues, with a Slate op-ed arguing that the difficulty of attribution alone renders such putative rights problematic. NATO still struggles with Article 5's application to cyberspace — perhaps Estonia will offer useful counsel.