Reports of hacktivism, cyber-rioting, and state-sponsored attacks on NGOs surface across the Old World from Spain to Israel to China.
State-versus-state cyberspace tensions between the US and China rise even as a Sino-American summit reaches agreement on other issues. The recent hack of the US Postal Service is generally attributed to China, and as observers talk (a bit over-heatedly) of "cyber war," the US darkly promises a response (but that response is likelier lawfare than warfare).
And, not to forget Russo-American cyber tensions, US observers continue to digest reports of BlackEnergy.
DarkHotel (which Kaspersky very tentatively suggests may be a South Korean operation) raises, in a new way, old concerns about hotel Wi-Fi services. (Similar concerns surface in scrutiny of the proposed acquisition of the Waldorf by Chinese interests, likely to provide a useful case study of cyber regulation and due diligence in M&A activity.)
Researchers window-shop the black market's bargain basement, and note that the keyloggers and point-of-sale badness on offer therein poses a particular risk of targeted attack against small businesses.
Other researchers see a chance for you to become — legally, sez they — your own NSA, GCHQ, FBI, BND, etc. with easily used tools. (The CyberWire's local heritage of privateering and national heritage of frontier justice aside, such enthusiasm makes us uneasy.)
Yesterday's Patch Tuesday excites considerable interest, as some of the vulnerabilities addressed are old, dangerous, and readily exploitable.
Wall Street looks at cyber and (for now) likes what it sees.
Germany's BND discloses large cyber ambitions.