ISIS barbarism continues to cast its shadow across cyberspace, particularly in social media. Sympathizers with the caliphate may have branched into more sophisticated hacking, as a group calling itself "Lizard Squad" boasts responsibility for a DDoS attack on Sony (and a threat to a Sony executive's aircraft). Lizard Squad, whose logo's monocle appears to be an homage to Lulzsec, seems an unlikely supporter of a caliphate, but the DDoS and threat they claim are quite real.
Israeli authorities claim to have stopped "massive" cyber attacks during Gaza fighting. They also claim Iranian involvement in cyber operations against Israel.
China continues to probe Taiwanese networks.
South Korean authorities arrest a hacker implicated in a data theft affecting some 27 million.
The US Secret Service describes last winter's Target breach as extending to one thousand other businesses.
Proofpoint reports discovering a phishing campaign targeting JPMorgan customers.
The Community Health Services breach may represent an inflection point for the health care sector. Studies continue to call that sector out as a security laggard. In the US, it faces a carrot (the US FBI and DHS both look for more effective ways of sharing cyber threat information) and a stick (upcoming HHS HIPAA audits).
Financial watchdog Isoco warns the next global "black swan" event will be a cyber attack.
More evidence of leakers within NSA and GCHQ: the Tor Project complains the agencies are trying to compromise Tor anonymity, but with indifferent success because their security officers are tipping off Tor developers to vulnerabilities.