Hong Kong independent media sites remain the target of what Cloudflare and Forbes are calling the largest distributed denial-of-service campaign ever seen. The jamming paces the activists' operations. The Great Firewall is also rising to partially block at least one major content delivery network, EdgeCast, and watchdog GreatFire reports several major international outfits (the Atlantic, Sony Mobile, and Firefox among them) are affected.
US NSA Director Rogers tells the House Intelligence Committee that China and "one or two other" nations could shut down the North American power grid, and that what appears preparatory reconnaissance has long been detected. He also warns that it's unclear whether Cold-War-style deterrence would work in cyberspace (probably not, the tenor of his remarks suggests). He declined to name the one or two other threats, but said NSA was keeping a close eye on them.
Those one or two others almost certainly would include Russia, which has actively engaged in the kind of reconnaissance Rogers describes. Recorded Future has released a report on the three major cyber campaigns attributed to Russia, and sees in those campaigns evidence of close tactical coordination.
British officials continue to warn the financial sector of the risk of ISIS-conducted (or inspired) cyber attack.
Recently patched vulnerabilities are being exploited in the wild — nota bene, system administrators.
Researchers warn of medical device vulnerabilities, this time with more specificity than usual.
In industry news, CyberSquared gets Series-A funding and renames itself ThreatConnect, after its flagship product.
France leads Europol's sweep of RAT operators.