Hackers continue to bite at Sony, with demands to stop distribution of "The Interrogation" and with opportunistic identity theft. Reports say the company received a threat and an extortion demand shortly before it sustained attack. Observers continue to differ over both attribution (Kaspersky and AlienVault releasing information that more-or-less points to North Korea, Norse saying it's got the forensic goods on an insider) and novelty (FireEye's Mandiant calling the attack unprecedented, others calling hooey and pointing to Shamoon, Dark Seoul, and other incidents). But consensus holds that the attack's effects are very serious, and unlikely to be contained by what the Register calls a "don't sue me, bro'" memo.
Iran's Operation Cleaver is seen as that country's emergence as a serious cyber operator: the Islamic Republic has moved beyond counting coup and on to battlespace preparation.
Russian espionage kit Turla (a.k.a. Uroboros, etc.) is back, and infesting Linux systems at watering holes.
Tripwire warns all to take 360's discovery of the "Facebuggerd" Android exploit seriously.
POODLE is also back in the news, and troubling SSL/TLS stacks. A number of popular websites are likely to be affected.
LusyPOS malware is circulating in Russian criminal collaboration sites.
AliExpress and Yik Yak both find themselves dealing with vulnerabilities that expose customer information to potential compromise.
The Federation of American Scientists notes a twenty-year high in US Government patent secrecy restrictions.
There's apparently a growing movement to reconceive denial-of-service campaigns as the cyber equivalent of sit-ins.
Chinese authorities deny Kenyan allegations of cyber attack.