Russia-sympathizing hacktivists of Cyber Berkut claim responsibility for defacing Polish governmental and financial sites with images of the Holocaust. Poland's offense, according to Cyber Berkut, is "sponsoring fascism" in Ukraine at the behest of meddling Americans.
Russia's application of a strong hand to Internet censorship shows mixed success (witness the case of "Sergeant Selfie") but Ukraine's government seems ready to implement similarly restrictive policies.
Cyber rioting continues to shadow physical protest in Ferguson, Missouri, USA.
New Zealand's NCSC warns government agencies of an ongoing spearphishing campaign.
German researchers publish anti-surveillance software.
Lockheed Martin, long engaged against cyber espionage services seeking to penetrate its networks, reports that its familiar attackers seem to have, not disappeared, but gone quiet. Continued vigilance is in order.
Ransomware remains in the news. "Kovter" takes a retro approach — it doesn't encrypt your files, it just blackmails you directly in the old-fashioned way. Synolocker's controllers appear ready to move to a different form of crime, as they hold what amounts to a fire sale of encryption keys. Webroot warns of ZeroLocker's ascendance. And another extortion attempt (announcing itself as such) threatens to destroy its victims through "negative SEO."
The Gameover Zeus botnet continues its unwelcome rise from the dead.
Talk of automated cyber retaliation prompts Schneier to remind all of the difficulties of attribution.
Thycotic, hoping to gain insight into bad actors' motivation, surveys people who identify themselves as "hackers." The "hackers" mostly say they hack for artistic and altruistic reasons, not gain. (Tell it to Sabu.)