Events in Crimea escalate, kinetically, at least, with Ukraine alleging more Russian troop deployments as Crimea's rump-puppet parliament votes to join Russia. Some signs of cyber rioting break out, as anti-Putin hacktivists (perhaps operating independently) claim successful attacks on Russia's Rosoboronexport via a compromised Indian embassy network.
Indian media report a significant, long-standing penetration of that country's military networks.
Two major new cyber campaigns are reported. General Dynamics Fidelis reports that a criminal group, "STTEAM," is operating against oil and gas sector targets in the Middle East. (No further attribution is available, but Turkish words show up in the code.) Trend Micro discovers "Siesta" (so-called for its long periods of dormancy), a campaign directed against the energy, finance, security, defense, and healthcare sectors. Siesta is distributed via spearphishing of executives in targeted companies.
Two old campaigns remain active and dangerous: "Dexter" and "Project Hook" still endanger point-of-sale systems.
Apple's iOS is reported vulnerable to exploitation via malicious mobileconfig files.
Bitcoin exchange looting continues. Bitcoin aficionados protest that the flaws lie in the exchanges, not the cryptocurrency itself.
More cyber criminals are seen turning to extortion, as seen in Meetup's and Brand.com's experience. Expect threats of encryption, denial-of-service, and online reputational damage.
Cisco patches an authentication flaw in its routers. Microsoft will fix Internet Explorer zero-day CVE-2014-0322 on next week's Patch Tuesday.
Even as cyber security jobs open up, US students seem to fail at ideation: they're not seeing themselves in the field.
Charges dropped in the Barrett Brown hyperlink case.