Hacktivists sympathizing with Hamas, or at least with Gazans, release online credentials of some 4000 Israelis.
Non-governmental OSINT (open source intelligence) slowly uncovers (and preserves) the history of the MH17 shootdown. Cybercriminals meanwhile continue their sick exploitation of the tragedy with maltweets, waterholes, and malware-laden bogus Facebook tributes to the victims.
Havex and Dragonfly persist in energy sector networks. FireEye observes a new Havex variant — "Peacepipe," or "Fertger" — with enhanced capabilities against SCADA systems. Cyactive reports on Dragonfly's mechanisms of action, and assesses the campaign as cyber espionage, with a secondary mission of establishing an ICS attack capability. Sentinel Labs finds "Gyges" proliferating from Russia's cyber arsenal to cybercriminals.
Privacy-friendly OS Tails is found vulnerable to a de-anonymization zero-day.
A researcher finds a hidden network packet-sniffer in iOS: the backdoor is allegedly a deliberately designed feature.
Canvas fingerprinting, a persistent, difficult-to-block tracking tool, is found on many websites, from the stodgy to the dodgy.
Apple's iOS 8 will add a location-spoofing capability; WiFi location-based services worry about the feature's effect on their business.
Augurs consider the future of "cyber war," examining 2010's Nasdaq hack for auspices.
Bloomberg reports cyber risks are inadequately addressed during mergers and acquisitions. This is of a piece with the challenges the more advanced cyber insurance market faces: the risks are relatively novel, and absolutely difficult to assess.
Venture capitalists continue to invest in cyber. IT industry layoffs affect the cyber labor market.
New York and Connecticut regulators look respectively at cryptocurrencies and utility cyber security.