The Islamic State (a.k.a. IS, ISIS, or ISIL) apparently escalates its propaganda campaign with a video calling for indiscriminate murder of "misbelievers," particularly nationals of those countries mooting an alliance against IS. While IS still seems incapable of direct action against its enemies' cyberspace presence, it's unclear how long this will continue if IS is permitted to develop its capabilities.
Russian organizations used last week's Scottish independence plebiscite as an opportunity to mount cyber attacks on the UK's North Sea oil industry — note, again, Russian interest in the Western oil and gas sector.
All Africa covers a denial-of-service attack against Nubia Reports, a news service following conflict in southern Sudan.
The cloud saw more weekend precipitation of celebrity photos, with easily-guessed security questions again implicated.
Retail security cost-benefit calculations remain difficult: Home Depot works to upgrade point-of-sale security as former insiders say it disregarded security warnings. eBay's cross-site-scripting vulnerability apparently existed for months before it was closed.
Retail isn't alone in its risk balancing act. A study suggests BYOD's productivity gains lead enterprises to accept higher security risks. Insurers continue to price cyber risks separately — and higher — than other business risks.
Microsoft gets mixed reviews for its decision to do away with its Trustworthy Computing unit as it streamlines through layoffs.
Darktrace loses its former-GCHQ-bigwig CEO as Andrew France decamps to found his own consultancy.
Israel stands up a national cyber security agency. Australia's ONA scans social media to develop intelligence on extremists. NATO seeks to advance cyber intelligence sharing.