The Warsaw Stock Exchange suffered outages and an apparent breach at the end of last week. Hackers who claimed responsibility say they acted in sympathy with ISIS. ISIS itself, says F-Secure's Hyppönen, seeks to train its volunteers to conduct cyber attacks. The British Home Office has been stepping up cyber and information operations against ISIS, moved more by concerns over domestic radicalization than by the threat of direct cyber attack from the Islamic State.
Anonymous protests the IDF's fatal shooting of a teenager with attacks on Israeli government sites.
Elections in Ukraine have concluded in spite of the Putinist Cyber Berkut's disruptions of voting-related sites.
Cyber rioting continues in South Asia with widespread Pakistani ripostes against Indian sites.
Leviathan Security researchers find a rogue Tor exit node that's wrapping Windows executables in malware.
Enterprises continue to patch Shellshock. Criminals realize slow but steady success assembling botnets by attacking unpatched message transfer and mail delivery agents.
Retailers in North America and elsewhere shore up cyber defenses in anticipation of increased threats during the coming holiday season. There's bad news, however: Backoff infections rose 57% from August to September, and a new threat — this one to putative retail savior chip-and-PIN technology — called "Relay," has surfaced in Brazil and shows signs of spreading.
Abode begins encrypting user data from Digital Editions. Privacy advocates remain unhappy with Verizon's "permanent cookie" and worry that ApplePay's enabling technology itself poses irreducible privacy problems.
Samsung disputes an anonymous researcher's reports of vulnerabilities in its recently US-Government-approved Knox.