Minor cyber rioting occurs in a non-Ukrainian corner of the former Soviet near abroad, as Armenian hacktivists respond to border skirmishes with defacements of Azerbaijan websites. (The defacement text leads one to wonder despairingly if low young-adult American English is now irreversibly the script kiddies' international lingua franca.)
Russian news agency RIA-Novosti reports it sustained a denial-of-service attack this weekend. No attribution, yet.
The trade press mulls Recorded Future's report on al Qaeda's post-Snowden coms. The Base has changed its crypto, failed to resolve the tension between branding and security (to the detriment of security), and shifted away from Apple to Android (which Apple Insider says represents bad news for Android users).
Japanese households suffer a wave of malicious home-router traffic responsible for 4.8 million outages since the spring of this year.
Mozilla developers' passwords and email addresses may have been inadvertently exposed to harvesting by cyber criminals.
FireEye reports on "Pitty Tiger," allegedly a Chinese APT group whose directing intelligence remains obscure. Pitty Tiger has been active since 2008, and shown interest in the international aerospace sector as well as all things Taiwan.
Crimeware continues its evolution: Synology drives are affected by SynoLock, a dedicated strain of Cryptolocker; "Backoff" spreads across point-of-sale systems; Citadel gets improved, post-removal access capabilities.
Black Hat USA is underway, with exploit demonstrations in full swing: registry-infecting malware, avionics hacks via in-flight entertainment, BadUSB, Dropcam snooping vulnerability, and wireless automobile unlocking.
New Zealand's PM faces surveillance questions. US Senators still outraged over CIA network monitoring.