LizardSquad boasts that it played a role in the Sony Pictures attack as well as the PlayStation hack.
How this will affect attribution of the Sony Pictures affair remains to be seen. Norse briefed the FBI Monday on evidence that the attack was the work of a disgruntled (laid-off?) insider. While the Bureau may be entertaining (off the record) the hypothesis that the DPRK outsourced some of the hacking, it's sticking to its findings that the North Korean government was responsible.
Several follow-ups to developing stories appear, including incursions into control networks of a still-unnamed German metallurgical firm and (allegedly) a South Korean nuclear power station. Blue Coat compares tools used in the Sony attack to the Inception campaign and its descendants and says they're in a different league — the Sony attackers are rank amateurs compared to the parties behind Inception.
Der Spiegel considers a fresh tranche of Snowden-pilfered NSA documents, mostly dealing with the agency's crypto ambitions. The German government denies fresh reports of compromise by allied intelligence services; observers note that fears of a threat from ISIS eclipse whatever dudgeon Berlin may feel toward the Five Eyes.
This week's leading phishbait includes "The Interview" streams and news of the AirAsia tragedy.
In the wild, the Internet Systems Consortium website is taken off-line as it's found to redirect to the Angler exploit kit. A 64-bit version of the Havex RAT has also been spotted.
InformationWeek thinks the Sony hack means the end of enterprise networks as we've known them.