Colombia's President Santos, reports say, has had his emails hacked. FARC, or at least FARC sympathizers, are suspected. Their apparent goal is intelligence on continuing peace negotiations between FARC and the government.
Indonesian cyber vandals deface sites belonging to Yemen's Ministry of Human Rights and several United Nations organizations. The motive seems nothing more than counting coup.
KnowBe4 reports a new strain of ransomware in the wild: CryptorBit (a.k.a. HowDecrypt). It appears to bypass group policy settings designed to fend off ransomware; it also installs a cryptocurrency miner on infected machines.
Apple acknowledges an iOS email attachment encryption flaw.
StubHub's ability to sell World Cup tickets bogs down as a denial-of-service attack shuts down its Brazilian operations.
DropBox issues a patch to close a security hole that has, researchers claim, been known since last November.
New reports detail financial sector cyber security trends. The Anti-Phishing Working Group says cyber criminals' optempo is up. Cybergangs now change targeted brands more quickly, looking for newly popular companies with weak defenses and vulnerable user bases.
Mergers and acquisitions lead industry news. FireEye is buying enterprise forensics shop nPulse Technologies, and Endgame makes its first acquisition, Onyxware, seen as a BYOD security play. IBM's predictive and preventive cyber security solutions continue to attract attention.
SHA-2's displacement of SHA-1 is moving faster, thanks to Heartbleed.
In the US, legislation to restrict electronic surveillance is moving through the House, prospects boosted by new support from leading NSA supporters. The bill would restrict telecommunications metadata mass collection.