FireEye warns that ISIS/ISIL is close to becoming a major cyber threat, that the "Cyber Caliphate" is in fact in the offing. Senior US intelligence officials regard this threat as more aspirational than imminent, and indeed the Caliphate's activities in cyberspace seem so far to have been largely confined to admittedly adept recruiting and propaganda. But FireEye's warning is more than a mere statement of a priori possibility: the company reports seeing indications that ISIS is assembling cyber attack tools from the criminal black market. That underground market has shown it can serve as a fairly effective research-and-development shop.
Citadel continues to concern the petrochemical industry.
The Harkonnen campaign is now thought to be dismantled, but observers are astonished as its duration sinks in: Harkonnen was apparently active for twelve years.
The consensus among security analysts who've reviewed the attack code is that Home Depot and Target were hit by distinct criminal groups.
People continue to wonder about the "rogue cell towers" that are turning up in the US.
The dark web niche vacated by Silk Road is being occupied by Evolution, a drug market that doesn't even bother to pretend to libertarian principles.
Job-seekers are warned against apparent headhunters who are in fact hunting personal data and intellectual property.
Microsoft flirts with national data centers to mollify German markets. Apple bucks up iCloud security. Apple Pay gets some early adopters, but Wal-Mart's not among them.
Egypt moves into deep packet inspection. Snowden alleges US gave citizens' data to Israel.