Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry may have suffered a breach, possibly at the hands of the "Yemen Cyber Army," an Anonymous-flavored dissident outfit. (And see Passcode's discussion of why Anonymous still gives of more of a prankster vibe than an anarcho-syndicalist one.)
The Australian heartland joins the American heartland in ISIS cyber crosshairs. Self-declared adherents of the Caliphate expand their harvest of low-hanging fruit to a Canberra school, vandalizing its website.
FireEye announces discovery of new point-of-sale malware, "NitlovePOS," which uses spam as an infection tool and encrypted comms in its exfiltration of stolen data.
McAfee Labs finds a free ransomware kit, "Tox," being distributed on the dark web. Tox enables users to achieve a degree of anonymity through Tor and Bitcoin; researchers say Tox "works as advertised."
Post mortems on the mySpy, CareFirst, and AdultFriendFinder breaches continue. One thing they have in common: the stolen data's usefulness in extortion.
In the US, NSA domestic bulk collection approaches sunset.
Another call is issued for a cyber security "Manhattan Project." We heard this a few times at RSA, sometimes as a call for a cyber "Project Apollo". But the metaphor — well intended though it may be in a cry for priority, commitment, and resources — isn't entirely convincing. Consider Archilochus's epigram: the fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing. The Apollo and Manhattan hedgehogs set out to solve, and solved, one big thing. But cyber security is one of the foxiest collections of problems most of us have seen.