Israel's ground incursion into Gaza is accompanied by cyber operations on both sides. Israel is jamming Hamas (causing Hamas sites to show error messages); Hamas sympathizers are defacing Israeli sites with pro-Palestinian images and messages.
Ukrainian security services release transcripts of what purport to be intercepted telephone conversations of Russian intelligence officers regarding yesterday's horrific shootdown of Malaysian flight MH17 near Donetsk. Russian organs conduct an extensive information campaign in support of the slow-motion re-engorgement of Ukraine.
Observers close-read the US criminal complaint against Chinese businessman Su Bin and conclude it contains evidence of an ongoing privatization of cyber espionage.
A Pushdo Trojan variant emerges in the UK. It's using a new domain-generating algorithm and has infected more than 11k machines.
A new piece of ransomware, "Critroni," is being dropped by the Angler exploit kit. Citroni is unusual in being the first instance of crypto ransomware observed to use Tor for command-and-control.
Sentinel Labs updates its discovery of the bolt-on evasion kit Gyges, which Dark Reading calls "government-grade stealth malware." Gyges brings crimeware "anti-detection, anti-tampering, anti-debugging, and anti-reverse-engineering capabilities."
"Mayhem" malware is found in Australia and New Zealand, where it is roping Linux and Unix servers into botnets.
HP researchers buy an Aloha point-of-sale system on eBay and are appalled by what they find therein.
Chancellor Merkel calls for "sensible" US-German talks over espionage.
In what appears to be a policy shift, US Treasury Department is devoting more attention to cyber risk.
Australia moves closer to mandatory breach disclosure laws.