Anonymous threatens China's government with a denial-of-service (DDoS) campaign (scheduled for Sunday). Observers betting on form expect a fizzle; we shall see. DDoS operators have been altering their attack methods in response to improved defenses: "slow and smart" is how SC Magazine sees the evolution. Those curious about the DDoS mindset will find interesting C/Net's interview with "DerpTrolling," anti-corporate hacktivists who call themselves the "gods of the Internet."
Chinese authorities find time amid their busy repression of Hong Kong dissent to accuse the US (particularly the FBI) of "fabricating" stories of Chinese cyber attacks. The pious chiding fails to mollify those seeing an ongoing wave of IP theft.
Shellshock exploitation continues. Researchers note this family of vulnerabilities (for it's no single bug) may be exploited across a variety of attack surfaces.
Rovnix malware gets a new domain generation algorithm and improved command-and-control security. The Nuclear exploit kit also picks up fresh capabilities, including better obfuscation.
Dairy Queen is the latest victim of Backoff point-of-sale malware: 395 US stores were affected. Analysts seek lessons from other point-of-sale hacks as retailers work to rebuild customer trust.
More WordPress plug-ins are found vulnerable to cross-site scripting.
Snapchat users should look to their photos: Snapsave has been hacked, and at least 200,000 photos are loose.
Microsoft previews Patch Tuesday. Next week's will be the first since the dissolution of the company's Trustworthy Computing unit.
Symantec, as expected, is breaking up.
Europol looks at cybercrime and sees 100 evil geniuses, most of them in Russia.