Observers note the downside of blocking barbarism on social media. In a dilemma familiar to targeteers, when you jam adversaries, you forego an opportunity to collect against them. Some believe Western intelligence services are seeing an instance of this is Twitter's (understandable) suspension of ISIS accounts.
Hacking groups operating out of Syria, Lebanon, and Russia escalate cyber operations in Syria's civil war.
Community Health Services networks may indeed have had a Heartbleed issue, but reports say they had other problems as well, among them: Asprox, Kelihos, Conficker, Ramdo, Sality, and GamoverZeus. The FBI has issued a general hacking alert to the US healthcare sector.
The UPS point-of-sale breach post mortem continues, with UPS receiving generally positive reviews for its swift containment of the problem.
Krebs reports on the state-of-the-art in hard-to-detect ATM card skimmers — they're small and slender.
Researchers haul up a fresh catch of mobile vulnerabilities: malicious apps, expensive involuntary calls, in-app payment holes, etc.
Palo Alto's CSO offers perspective on the CSO's evolving role.
Frost and Sullivan's analysts forecast a surge in the denial-of-service mitigation market.
Colleges and universities, studies suggest, are particularly vulnerable to data breaches.
An academic study sheds light on the Chinese government's censorship goals and techniques.
Someone claiming responsibility for the recent attack on Gamma that exposed FinFisher details offers a "how-to" guide to the attack. Caveat lector, except for the following: "This is illegal, so you'll need to take same basic precautions." We would add that the basic precaution should be, "just don't."